[fpc-pascal] Constants in generics

Ryan Joseph ryan at thealchemistguild.com
Sat Nov 10 13:20:51 CET 2018

> On Nov 10, 2018, at 7:16 PM, Florian Klämpfl <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
> This does not prevent you from creating proper commits, especially as the patch series from github could be easily
> applied later on to fpc's main repository.

I’ll assume these commits could be public some day then. I originally thought I would have to trash them all and start over for svn anyways.

>>> - the compiler contains already a type called tgenericdef
>> I think I changed that name in the last commit. Btw I made all those types because I didn’t want to populate the main types like ttypesym with extra bytes but I don’t know what’s best practice in the codebase.
> Priority is:
> 1. maintainability
> 2. portability
> 3. speed
> Keep also ppu storing/loading in mind.

Thus far on the compiler I haven’t encountered PPU's at all so I just assumed they were part of the code generator and I didn’t need to worry about them. How are they relevant here? Honestly I barely know what the PPU’s are and how the compiler uses them.

	Ryan Joseph

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