[Lazarus] Package dialog ?

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Tue Mar 24 17:00:27 CET 2015

On Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:39:09 +0100 (CET)
Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:

> > Why? It is a very useful feature.
> I don't see how. 

Some IDE functions added dependencies automatically, creating
redundant dependencies. The clean up function allows to remedy this.

> IMHO it is even wrong, because I want to see explicitly all dependencies added to a package/project.

Removing the "clean up" function will not help here.
Maybe the project inspector can be extended to show indirectly used
packages, so you can see all dependencies.

> Package A (unitA) depends on Package B (UnitA uses unitB) and Package C (UnitA uses unitC).
> Package B depends on Package C (unitB uses unitC).
> Invoking the dialog in A will propose to remove the C from the dependencies of A (transitivity). 
> That is IMHO not wanted. If I remove the depencency on B (no longer use UnitB) then the dependency 
> on C is lost. Hence, C must remain in the dependencies of A.

If you remove the dependency A-B, then there is probably a reason for
that. For example A no longer works with B.


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