[fpc-pascal] mode switch madness
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Apr 12 16:48:12 CEST 2019
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019, Ryan Joseph wrote:
>> On Apr 12, 2019, at 10:15 AM, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> That would break with the rule that directives do not cross unit boundaries.
>> It has far-reaching consequences.
>> Better introduce a command-line switch to set mode switches.
> But is it maybe time we reconsider this or add an extension? It’s really getting out of hand now.
I really don't think we should reconsider this.
Locality is a good rule. It keeps things predictable.
Maybe you're just using the wrong combination of options ?
I don't have a single project where I have to use modeswitches.
> Problem with compiler switches is that they’re decoupled from the program
> itself and not documented in the actual programs source code. Honestly
> I’d prefer all compiler switches be stored in the program file so we
> didn’t have distribute extra files that contain command line arguments.
What happens if you have a third-party unit that is aversely affected by the
settings in your program ? I don't think this is a good idea.
So, I'd prefer to keep things local.
You can do a
if you really need that many options. The effect is the same.
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