Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Apr 3 09:09:53 CEST 2015
On Thu, 2 Apr 2015, Andrew Brunner wrote:
> On 4/2/2015 11:46 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> Namespaces are available as dotted units ?
> Namespace as dotted units? I use 3.1.1 compiled here so there is no problem.
> FPC since as far as I recall (svn) has had support for naming units with
> multiple dots. I've had tons of units with includes and I dot them for quick
> functionality review in directory listings.
> Hmmm... The only problem is it seems pretty cheap. I love the advanced look
> of my complex units.
So it's a matter of personal preference, not functionality.
Any serious discussion stops there, of course:
De gustibus non disputandum est.
> I would have to break out each unit and maintain a
> bunch of separate units. I could see how this was a delphi-like feature but
> its not done in a modern fashion.
To be sure, it was introduced to be delphi compatible.
Whether namespaces are 'modern','advanced' or not is a matter of debate.
In the end (at the assembler level) it's all a flat namespace anyway.
At any rate, your choice of the word 'fashion' was probably spot-on:
fashion changes at least twice a year :)
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