[fpc-pascal] Constants in generics

Ryan Joseph ryan at thealchemistguild.com
Wed Nov 28 09:10:43 CET 2018

I just noticed I sent this to the wrong person and the list never saw it so I’m sending it again. I feel like I should try to fix it while I’ve got my eyes on the generics code before I forget. 

Is there a reason it’s not implemented yet? In theory you should be able to specialize a function as a type and use the type name as the function name. This is basically the same syntax for class construction but without the .create.


As a side node I haven’t been willing to use generic functions yet because the syntax is so verbose it kind of defeats the purpose.

Why can’t we specialize functions as a type? Maybe that’s on the todo list also?

generic procedure DoThis<T>(msg:string);
	writeln(msg, ' ',sizeof(T));

	DoInt = specialize DoThis<integer>;


	Ryan Joseph

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