[lazarus] About compatibility???

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Mar 8 03:42:26 EST 2002

On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Mattias Gaertner wrote:

> On Sat, 09 Mar 2002 02:53:37 +0100
> Matjaz Mihelic <matooo at email.si> wrote:
> > Basically, idea goes like this
> > instead of TDataLink for TDBEdit
> > Add a wrapper to TControl, TEdit has inherited that and our new TEdit
> > can be controled from anywhere or any data structure same as TLabel,
> > TListbox.... >>>> Our wrapper would mean same control over value and
> > state of any kind of control.
> > [...]
> >
> > This way using my suggestion there would be a wrapped control over
> > editing, but easy gaining compatibility with Borland.
> > [...]
> > Hasn't nobody else but me being bored using one control set for accesing
> > normal input, one control set for DB, one control set to control for
> > accesing Btrieve....???? I already tried to do something like that on
> > Delphi, but the damn f...up was closed for any kind of internal lower
> > editing of components. I would just end up deriving another set of
> > components??? Bugger...
> I like the idea.
> > In case of preprocessor, I was asking about. Wouldn't be nicer to write
> > a preprocessor that knows how to <#include somelibrary.h>, than waiting
> > some of us to translate C headers in pascal (that's first idea that
> > comes to my mind, and this one would put project much further than it
> > really is, there would be no need to develop or translate things already
> > done, but case of preprocessing I'm thinking one is simply as suggested
> >  >> IDE specified preprocessor tool, started in another CVS project
> > completely out of, or with lazarus but different branch (This way
> > lazarus wouldn't suffer any consequences, but gain a lot))?
> Since it is impossible to translate any c header file to good pascal code, the current h2pas is the better solution.
> I would like to add a h2pas frontend to the IDE, so that using c libraries will become much easier. But before that, h2pas must be improved.

What is missing in h2pas ? (except a preprocessor :) )


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