[fpc-pascal] Constants in generics

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Wed Apr 12 17:06:05 CEST 2017

On 2017-04-09 06:32, Ryan Joseph wrote:
>> On Apr 9, 2017, at 6:13 PM, Maciej Izak <hnb.code at gmail.com> wrote:
>> sure, but not directly. Try this:
> Thanks, that’s a seriously funky hack but it works. :) The only
> downside is you need to define types every time you need a different
> size.
> Is this a known feature request or anything on the to-do list for the
> compiler team? There’s no way to extend the functionality of static
> arrays in Pascal and this would accomplish that well.

The only way I can think of extending the functionality of a array is to 
put it into an old borland object (on the stack) but that may not be 
what you are looking for. Then you can give the array methods, 
effectively, possibly reinventing TStringList ;-) and that array can be 
fixed, dynamic, whatever. But as for generics, no, old borland style 
objects are not going to be generic - so this email of mine is likely 
completely and utterly irrelavent to your problem  domain :-)

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