[fpc-pascal] Class vs Object type

Adriaan van Os fpc at microbizz.nl
Thu Apr 7 14:43:11 CEST 2016

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Are there pros or cons to either?

The fashion of the day. Apparently, programmers are (supposed to be) not intelligent enough to work 
with pointers themselves -- if needed. So the compiler does that for you and declares everything a 
pointer automatically. Same with "magic" types such as PChar and "AnsiString". Poor man's 
programming in my view, but as said, that's the fashion of the day.

Needless to say that a program where the programmer does have full control himself (and uses that 
to the advantage) is both faster and more reliable than a program where things are handled 


Adriaan van Os

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