[fpc-pascal] Is this a bug?

Anthony Walter sysrpl at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 09:57:57 CEST 2013

I just wanted to get some opinions on this as to whether this is a bug.
Generics in 2.7.x trunk allows units which use a generic class defined in
another unit can access protected members.


unit A;

  TFoo<T> = class
    Bar: T;

<-- snip to next unit -->

unit B;

uses A;

Foo: TFoo<Integer>;
Foo.Bar := 42; // Code in unit B can access protected members of TFoo.

Should the above line generate a compiler error instead? That is ...
TFoo.Bar shouldn't visible unless your code is in Unit A or in a method of
a class which inherits TFoo<T>?
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