[fpc-pascal] with statement using mulltiple objects
vfclists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 21:29:32 CEST 2014
On 13 September 2014 20:02, Sven Barth <pascaldragon at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 13.09.2014 20:13, vfclists . wrote:
>> According to the docs the with statement when used with mulltiple
>> objects only works with the last parameter.
>> The statement
>> With A,B,C,D do Statement;
>> is equivalent to
>> With A do
>> With B do
>> With C do
>> With D do Statement;
>> I thought that if all the objects have the property the statement would
>> apply to them eg.
>> with Label1, Label2, Label3 do
>> Caption = 'Text'.
>> I thought all the 3 labels would have the caption set, but only Label3's
>> caption is set. Is this a difference between Delphi's Object Pascal and
>> FreePascal, or has Delphi's Object Pascal always worked in the same
> It has always worked in this manner. It's just for abbreviating typing,
> not for combining properties. (and then the with-variant with multiple
> elements is even more seldomly used than the single-element one...)
> fpc-pascal maillist - fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org
What then is the nesting for if the command will only apply to the last
item with the property? Is each nested element supposed to be a property of
the enclosing element?
What is the rationale for such a statement, ie using multliple elements?
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