[lazarus] maskedit vs mask

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Mon Sep 15 11:15:06 EDT 2003

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 01:28:57 +0200
Marc Weustink <marc at dommelstein.net> wrote:

> 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.
> >But:
> >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 :-)

No problem. ;)

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

It's a frequently used unit, so I will wait with the rename for other


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