[fpc-pascal] Repost: TFieldType declaration change in FPC fixes_3_2 branch

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Oct 17 12:09:22 CEST 2021

On Sun, 17 Oct 2021, Tony Whyman via fpc-pascal wrote:

> /Reposted with correct branch identifier/.
> I thought that a fixes branch was only for bug fixes and not for issuing 
> non-backwards compatible changes. However, TFieldType in db.pas now has 6 
> extra elements.
> The result is that IBX no longer compiles with the fixes_3_2 branch. I have 
> also heard the same for zeoslib.
> Is the rollout of this patch to fixes_3_2 a mistake, or is there a good 
> reason for rolling out a change that breaks other packages?

Delphi compatibility fix:

    fcl-db: base: add some of new Delphi field types into enumeration TFieldType
     (ftOraTimeStamp, ftOraInterval, ftLongWord, ftShortint, ftByte, ftExtended)


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