[fpc-pascal] C-blocks

Ryan Joseph ryan at thealchemistguild.com
Thu Nov 15 08:09:00 CET 2018

> On Nov 15, 2018, at 1:27 PM, Sven Barth via fpc-pascal <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
> They are only useful when interacting with the external runtime. On other OSes nothing would support them thus there is no use for them. Additionally this requires extensive runtime, not to mention Objective C support.
> There is even less sense in trying to port them as Object Pascal has anonymous functions which are already Work In Progress for FPC.

I see, that’s too bad. Anonymous functions appear to be dead as far as I can tell. In progress since 2012 I think?

Would it be permitted to add inline declarations of nested functions as a temporary replacement? They don’t capture state but at least they solve the issue of polluting namespace with named functions which you use in only one location. Better than nothing (since that’s what we’re realistically looking at) and no new complicated features.

	Ryan Joseph

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