[fpc-pascal] Dot syntax for types?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 14 16:04:50 CET 2018

On 14.01.2018 09:56, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2018, Ryan Joseph wrote:
>> I remember I heard about a mode switch that requires "type groups”
>> (what are these called btw?) to use a . and be prefixed. For example:
>> type
>> TGLType.GL_FLOAT would be the full name (note GL_FLOAT already is
>> declared so I want the type to be explicitly TGLType.GL_FLOAT in all
>> cases). I need to make some wrappers around OpenGL types and I thought
>> this would be a nice way to do it instead of declaring a bunch of
>> constants with prefixes but I just can’t remember how to handle that
>> dot syntax (maybe it’s in the trunk under development). Thanks.
> Try
> see
> https://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/current/prog/progsu70.html#x77-760001.2.70

Maybe a bit of that documentation can be added to the enumerations
section of the language reference guide as well? After all the
functionality itself is part of the language and one might not know that
that this feature a) exists and b) that it needs a directive to be enabled.


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