[fpc-pascal] differences between .pp and .pas files
pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 25 11:40:28 CET 2013
On 25.02.2013 09:30, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Feb 2013, Sven Barth wrote:
>> Am 25.02.2013 07:14 schrieb "Eric Kom"
>> <erickom at metropolitancollege.co.za>:
>> > Good day,
>> > Please what is a difference between .pp and .pas files extension?
>> It's mostly a historical difference..pas are units that could
>> (originally) be compiled with Turbo Pascal as well (which is why all
>> units of the compiler use .pas) while .pp was designated for units
>> that can only be compiled by FPC (which is why the old units of
>> the RTL are called .pp). There is no technical difference between
>> them. And for compatibility with Mac or Apple Pascal FPC also
>> supports .p (this extension can be seen in the Photoshop 1.0 source
>> for example).
>> Today .pp is used for example for FPC's test files (also for new ones)
>> out if habit.
> I think you are under a misapprehension. It is not 'out of habit'. I use
> .pp for all my contributions, out of principle.
Then let me rephrase my last sentence:
Today .pp is used for example for FPC's test files (also for new ones)
either out of habit or out of principle.
Better now? :)
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