[Lazarus] Lazarus in trunk not working after Rev 50151 on MacOSX

Ondrej Pokorny lazarus at kluug.net
Tue Nov 3 19:37:04 CET 2015

On 03.11.2015 17:34, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> codetools use only a simple heuristic to calculate the type of a
> binary operator.
> The function TFindDeclarationTool.CalculateBinaryOperator needs to be
> extended for Alias types (e.g. 'integer' instead of longint) and for
> ranges (e.g. if the operands do not fit into an integer).

Maybe you are talking about the same, but just to be sure: IMO using 
hard-coded alias types is not a good idea (theoretically the user can 
redefine them). Instead the type evaluation should go to the end type 
(e.g. from Integer to *longint*) and then the end types should be 
compared. The comparison can then be done with a hard-coded table (you 
need it only for the basic types, so it is OK and safe) and the type 
that wins, will be used as the result type (obviously the originally 
used alias).


procedure Test;
   I: Integer;
   S: SmallInt;
   Res := I + S;

Something like:
I = (Integer -> longint)
S = SmallInt
ResultBasicType = Compare(longint, SmallInt) -> longint -> I
ResultType = ResultBasicType -> I -> *Integer*


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