[Lazarus] Support for dotted unit name

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 4 12:02:51 CET 2011

Am 04.11.2011 11:15, schrieb Hans-Peter Diettrich:
> William Oliveira Ferreira schrieb:
>> Sorry about my low knowlegde, maybe i am the most slow-learning mailer
>> of this list but i don't understand the advantage of using dots on
>> unit name. Could someon explain it to me?
> It's not an advantage, only a relict from the (never finished) .NET
> experiment. It's kind of emulation of the .NET namespaces or assemblies,
> where e.g. System.System could denote the Delphi System unit in the .NET
> namespace (or assembly) System.

I don't think that Embarcadero considers dotted unit names as a relict 
as they've improved the concept with a "default namespace" in XE2 (I 
don't know whether I personally consider that as a improvement though 
^^) and also introduced dotted names for all RTL, VCL and FireMonkey units.


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