[fpc-pascal] Feature announcement: implicit generic function specializations

Hairy Pixels genericptr at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 10:51:34 CEST 2022

> On Apr 25, 2022, at 2:39 PM, Martin Frb via fpc-pascal <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
> Actually, it's dealing with SmallInt (or ShortInt). And if the programmer does not know that, then it might be an issue...
> Imagine the generic code (something more complex than "Add") would somehow do something that differs for SmallInt and Integer. Like using "SizeOf(T)".

This is almost a case that requires better type restrictions. If your generic function relies specifically on some particular type information this is almost not really even a good candidate to be generic at all. 

	Ryan Joseph

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