Extended Pascal

Peter Gerwinski peter at agnes.dida.physik.uni-essen.de
Tue Jul 23 18:35:47 CEST 1996

Berend de Boer wrote:
> I would do that when the Extended Pascal port is completed and the object
> extensions are added (I think it's not wise to use Borland style objects). 

Why not?  Borland style objects have some advantages with respect to
those of Object Pascal (Delphi).  Concerning portability, GNU Pascal 
itself is portable, and I don't know any Object Pascal compiler except 
Delphi.  (I have heared about Object Pascal for the Apple Macintosh, 
but never seen it.)  So there is no compiler around (except those of
Borland) to preserve compatibility to.

> Last time I really looked at gpc (beginning 1995) it missed simply too much.

What is missing?  If you publish a list, perhaps somebody would like
to do the job of implementing it.  Or do it by yourself -- it should
be relatively easy since Borland style objects work in GNU Pascal.



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