[fpc-pascal] Suggestion about ability to pass local procedures as variables

Vincent Snijders vincent.snijders at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 10:26:01 CET 2010

2010/11/30 Max Vlasov <max.vlasov at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> it appears recently several pieces if knowledge came to me, I understood how
> anonymous functions (aka closures) work :) and the fact that GNU Pascal
> allows passing local procedure as variables. I mentioned them together
> because as many I don't like the closures as they implemented everywhere
> including delphi (I read also the discussion here that was several month
> ago) and on the other side, I feel that allowing passing local procedures
> (if it's technically possible) is a better way to achieve the same. I mean,
> this will allow to catch local context for executing anything from external
> code (what's actually closures is about).
> So, I suppose that implementing closures is not in real plans (it's ok, I
> can live with that), but what about the second, is it possible?
> I will glad to hear different opinions from the developers

Nested procedural variables are a new feature in fpc 2.5.1. See:

I don't know if that is what you are asking for.


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