[fpc-pascal] Scoped enums and inferred types

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 21 11:16:00 CET 2018

Am 21.02.2018 09:48 schrieb "Ryan Joseph" <ryan at thealchemistguild.com>:

> On Feb 21, 2018, at 2:57 PM, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>
> The job of the compiler is to create correct code. Not to ensure you
write readable code. Every feature that is introduced
> offers more scope for abuse (generics jump to mind).

I think you may change your mind if you had to type
NSSomeLongNameOfSomethingValueKey all day instead of .Value. Remembering
prefix names is a waste of my time if the compiler can do it for me. I
wonder how many hours total in my life I’ve spent writing lists of
constants with prefixes and then typing them back out in function calls.

I simply rely on my IDE (Lazarus, Visual Studio)  to complete long
identifier names for me so that I don't have to. *shrugs*

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