[fpc-pascal] Dot syntax for types?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 14 18:11:23 CET 2018

On 14.01.2018 16:19, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jan 2018, Sven Barth via fpc-pascal wrote:
>> 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.
> Absolutely right, and I had already added this to my todo list :)

Perfect :)


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