[fpc-pascal] Re: Win64 SEH patch fixes some Firebird embedded bugs

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 9 10:07:44 CEST 2012

On Mon, 9 Jul 2012, Reinier Olislagers wrote:

>> Patience. These things take time.
>> I've set the weels in motion.
>> Michael.
> Thanks.
> I noticed some things do take time.. the thing is that without any
> feedback is hard to guess whether something was forgotten, or wheels are
> set in motion...
> Let me put it another way: I've looked at mantis, the fpc mailing list
> and the fpc-devel mailing list... is there some other place people can
> keep track of this without having to pester devs to check whether their
> pet peeve has been fixed already... instead of yesterday, which is
> universally accepted as the proper date of implementing one's*) requests ;)

That would probably be a universe where the higgs-particle does not exist, 
and things can proceed at light speed.

To be clear: my remark was not meant as 'annoyed' or whatever.
Laconic is more what I had in mind.

To anwser your question about the 'other place':

There is no other place. You did fine asking on this mailing list.

The sole reasons this takes time is that 
a) it is a very invasive change, and we are by nature prudent.
b) I am a busy man, and simply didn't bring up the subject yet as I had promised.

It would not do to just apply/enable every patch at the whim of a person.
The compiler would become unstable/unusable very quickly, and there would 
be no end to the complaints.

But we'll get there.


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