[Lazarus] Troll Tech and Inprise/Borland Collaborate on LinuxGUI

Mary Baeseman vbman at pcpros.net
Fri Apr 28 18:46:39 EDT 2000

Not with the native name space mangling and such.

-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis White <cwhite at aracnet.com>
To: lazarus at miraclec.com <lazarus at miraclec.com>
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Lazarus] Troll Tech and Inprise/Borland Collaborate on

>I am a little confused about this issue. Unless we are compiling and
>linking to the C++ source code, why it is necessary to support C++?
>Couldn't the QT header files just be converted to Pascal the same way the
>GTK header files were?  Once the code is compiled, it just makes calls to
>the binary objects at the binary level, right?  Or not?  And Pascal
>already supports most of the same things as C++ except multiple
>inheritance and maybe a couple of others. So I would think that the
>header files could be converted without too much trouble. There might be
>a few challenges to work through (like multiple inheritance), but I would
>think it wouldn't be all that hard.
>Unless I am wrong about how all this stuff works at a lower level, I
>don't see any reason that the compiler should need to support C++. Can
>someone explain to me what I am missing here?
>How hard would it be to add that support to the compiler if it is needed?
>Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Curtis White wrote:
>> > Kylix GUI Components to be Built Upon Popular Qt Crossplatform Linux
>> > Framework
>> > http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000427/ca_troll_t_1.html
>> This is known stuff; only know they have a paper to prove it :-)
>> We should try and get the C++ support working in the compiler, so
>> we can interface to native Qt libs, not using a wrapper...
>> Michael.
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