[fpc-pascal] Record helper properties
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Wed Apr 24 08:27:13 CEST 2019
On Tue, 23 Apr 2019, Ryan Joseph wrote:
>> On Apr 23, 2019, at 5:32 PM, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> That should be obvious:
>> Because a helper can only add methods to a type, not additional storage
>> space (memory). The basic type determines the memory layout of the data. A helper cannot change that.
> I mean for properties though so it’s not actually adding a type, just making an alias:
> property F: integer read x;
> that should just map “x” to “F”, right? I’m getting an error on this however.
I would think this should be allowed, yes. I see no reason to disallow it.
That said, I see also no reason why on earth you would want to add this, as you can
just access x ? The only sensible addition would be using a getter/setter,
to do some kind of check or transformation.
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