[fpc-pascal] FileAge deprecated in Delphi, but not in FPC

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jul 11 16:11:42 CEST 2017

On Tue, 11 Jul 2017, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Hi,
> As past discussions showed, Free Pascal tries to be Delphi compatible 
> regarding the RTL. I noticed that Delphi's FileAge() function [the one 
> with a single parameter) has been deprecated in Delphi XE (circa 2010) 
> onwards - might even have been earlier.
> http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/Berlin/en/System.SysUtils.FileAge
>   http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/VCL/2010/en/SysUtils.FileAge
> Yet in FPC's RTL (code and documentation) there is no mention that it 
> has been deprecated. Should FPC follow Delphi here?
>   https://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/rtl/sysutils/fileage.html
> If FPC should follow Delphi, I'll create a patch (added to Mantis), and 
> at the same time update the code example shown in the SysUtils.FileAge help.

I don't think this API should be deprecated. Updating the code sample to
show both forms would be a nice idea, though.


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