[fpc-pascal] Generics feature status
webpirat at mail.ru
Sat Apr 30 03:15:54 CEST 2011
30.04.2011 3:28, leledumbo wrote:
> I see now that generics have improved a lot since latest release, we even
> have Delphi compatible syntax in Delphi mode. Recursive generic type is
> supported as well now (finally, I can continue my data structure library
> :)). Seeing these facts, what's the status of this feature now? Is it
> considered stable?--
No, they are not stable. FPC generic syntax may change. But you can rely
on delphi syntax (as we can't change it) with few limitations at the moment:
- no multiply generics with the same identifier and different amount
of type parameters ,
- no generic methods,
- no type constraints.
Also I may forgot something.
About  - in delphi it is possible to define different generics with
the same identifier and different amount of type parameteres (even in
the same unit). E.g.
TList = class ...; TList<T> = class ...; TList<T, TT> = class ...;
Then you can declare variables with any of that types. E.g.
As I know Sven will work to support this and other missing generics
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