[lazarus] LCL, general issues

Shane Miller SMiller1 at stvgb.org
Thu Jul 6 13:13:00 EDT 2000

This is obviously my fault as I am the one doing the majority of the coding on the IDE.  I was coding simply to get something up and running and not really concerned with making it readable at this point by others.  

Obviously that's not a good thing and I will be a bit more watchful of this in the future.


>>> Marc.Weustink at cuperus.nl 07/05/00 03:55AM >>>
+ From: Stefan Hille [mailto:stoppok at osibisa.ms.sub.org] 

+ On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 10:34:56AM +0200, Marc Weustink wrote:

+ > Its one of my low priority things to fix. As long as
+ > Lazarus runs whithout noticeble problems, they are OK
+ > for me. What do you expect for an alpha state of a project.
+ Not much more than it actually does, but I see that nearly every new
+ subscriber sends mail regarding these errors. Personally I
+ don't mind too much about these errors although I'm sometimes
+ not sure if they don't have side-effects. So if it won't take you
+ too much time please fix these issues.

OK you're right. Since it is the last message you see, you expect the
problem there while it is somewhere else.
Fixing may take a while (or not) since I was that fustrated yesterday about
the new IDE code (while debugging) that I decided to do some rewrite/cleanup
before it gets completely out of hand.
At this moment I think the code is absolutely unreadable, uncomprehensable
and not mainainable.
Using globals anywhere, so you can have for instance one project.
Using complete clueless class names. When I see a class TUnitList I expect
it to be a list of units or something like that, *not* some info about a
Using complete clueless var names, what do you think Form1, Project1
represent ?
And if I reread the code again (yesterday was the last time so I cant
remember it all) I can continue a while.

Please ppl, when coding keep in mind that others also have to understand
whats going on and not only you. It doesn't matter that it is faster this
way. In the end it will not.
This way every newcomer will be shocked and think again to participate.

Marc (still a bit fustrated)

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