[lazarus] maskedit vs mask

Marc Weustink marc at dommelstein.net
Sun Sep 14 19:25:21 EDT 2003

At 00:27 15-9-2003, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
>On Sun, 14 Sep 2003 14:51:53 -0400
>Andrew Johnson <acjgenius at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > I just tried porting a basic db test app from delphi to lazarus with my
> > contorls, and found that at least in my D4 there is no MaskEdit.pas, its
> > called Mask.. Do we want to change the name for compatibility? I know we
> > have to include extra files in a few cases, but not sure how wise name
> > changes are if we want ease of conversion. Its not a big deal to me
> > really, just thought I should make sure it gets brought up. :)
>Just my personal two cents:
>It is just an identifier, so I have no problem to rename it, if this makes
>porting code easier.
>1. IMO "mask" is not a descriptive name for this unit.
>2. IMO it is a bad idea to call an unit like a common identifier.
>3. Delphi compatibility is a nice feature, but there are places, where I'm
>sure, borland themselves would change it, if they could.

Indeed, if you look at D4,5,6,7 unit names and contents change

>BTW, I think, we should rename LCLLinux. Any suggestions?
>It contains the functions to the LCL interfaces. Maybe LCLIntf.

Your reading my mind :-)

A few days ago I was thinking the same, only didn't mail about it.
I was also thinking about LCLIntf


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