[lazarus] Multiplataform

Sebastian Günther sguenther at gmx.de
Wed Jun 30 10:07:26 EDT 1999

Nicolas Aragon wrote:

> I see. But this way needs recompilation. I hope that the same code
> could be used without even re-link.

Yes, I've been thinking of this for some time now, as there are some
quite good reason to support this; and maybe we will find a solution
some day. But at first we need a concept for building component
libraries which are dynamically loadable; I will have a closer look on
this topic very soon. (as KCL is LGPL'ed, I think it is required to
support dynamic linking)
There is no reason why KCL shouldn't be able to support such techniques,
as the memory layout of all classes are identically for all platforms.
(take a look at the source and you know why, although in the current
snapshot there may be some exceptions of this. I will fix this soon.)

> If you don't plan to do any of what I said, it's OK. But even then, I
> think that it's more difficult to maintain: at some point you could
> want to introduce a feature that may not be implemented in other
> sections. Using inheritance almost forces you to stay compatible.

you can use dummy implementations

> I've found FPC people very responsive in most cases. This seems to be
> a very tough problem.

yes, obviously. As Michael said before, these bugs prevent me from
releasing the first official KCL and IDE snapshots, but as there is
enough other work to do, I have no problem in waiting more than the
usual 12-24 hours for bug fixes. At least they will have to fix them
before the 1.0 release... ;-)

- Sebastian

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