[lazarus] Delphi incompatibility

Michal Bukovjan m_bukovjan at advisbbdo.cz
Thu May 4 02:38:25 EDT 2000

I have the same opinion. I think Lazarus is not just for Windows anymore, so
I'd leave the units as they are.

Michal Bukovjan

Curtis White wrote:

> I think in the past we decided that everything doesn't have to be exactly
> the same as Delphi, but if it isn't, then we need to document it so that we
> can make Lazarus do the conversions. That is how TNotebook is. The
> TNotebook control in Delphi does not have tabs but the LCL one does. Also,
> we don't have a TTabbedNotebook any more as Delphi does.
> So I don't see a problem with having buttons in a different unit. It is
> easier to determine where buttons are that way.  The stdctrls name isn't
> really very helpful in determining what is in that unit. The reason Borland
> named it that is because those are standard Windows controls and a lot of
> developers prior to Delphi knew them that way.  But since Lazarus isn't
> built just for Windows, some of those names don't make a lot of sense.
> Under Linux, the name stdctrls really doesn't mean anything useful, other
> than compatibility with Delphi.  I vote to leave buttons in the buttons
> unit for ease of maintainability.
> Curtis
> Marc Weustink wrote:
> > At 23:15 03-05-2000 +0200, Vincent Snijders wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >In Delphi (3) TButton is part of the stdctrls unit, in LCL it is in the
> > >buttons unit. Shouldn't it be in the strdctrls unit?
> >
> > In D4 as well, I think it should. Any comments ?
> >
> > Marc
> >
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