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MarkMLl

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Your sin is doing it manually, while it is a builtin feature

...which is NBG if for some reason he also needs to support older compiler versions. Now he could obviously check against FPC_FULLVERSION to make sure that he'd got 3.2, but before doing that he'd also, in principle, have to check that he'd got at least 2.2.4 which is where FPC_FULLVERSION came in.

So I, for one, am certainly not criticising him.

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I have to code in Visual Basic (Office-VBA) at work......
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Your sin is doing it manually, while it is a builtin feature

...which is NBG if for some reason he also needs to support older compiler versions.

To my knowledge typically only a quite a small number of people still use the previous major version compiler at this point in the major release circle. (say roughly at the x.y.4 point, as 3.2.2 is well established now)

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Your sin is doing it manually, while it is a builtin feature

...which is NBG if for some reason he also needs to support older compiler versions.

To my knowledge typically only a quite a small number of people still use the previous major version compiler at this point in the major release circle. (say roughly at the x.y.4 point, as 3.2.2 is well established now)

Ah, now i understands why commented some time ago that macro in my code...
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MarkMLl

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To my knowledge typically only a quite a small number of people still use the previous major version compiler at this point in the major release circle. (say roughly at the x.y.4 point, as 3.2.2 is well established now)

The significance of "quite small" can be argued in any context. Only a "quite small" number of people use Pascal, but I'm sure that they would be very unhappy indeed if e.g. Linux started to mandate code signing and the developers only supported majority languages.

The specific case I was thinking of though would be if somebody needed to support multiple distro versions which bundled multiple versions of libqtpas for Qt support, which would have implications on the versions of the LCL hence IDE hence compiler to be supported.

But in any event, it is- IMO- completely unacceptable for a program to fail to compile on even an ancient compiler version, without a sensible error message explaining /why/. In fact I'd go so far as to say that that would be a far graver sin than anybody had admitted to so far.

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To my knowledge typically only a quite a small number of people still use the previous major version compiler at this point in the major release circle. (say roughly at the x.y.4 point, as 3.2.2 is well established now)

The significance of "quite small" can be argued in any context. Only a "quite small" number of people use Pascal, but I'm sure that they would be very unhappy indeed if e.g. Linux started to mandate code signing and the developers only supported majority languages.

As preprocessor usage goes above language level token processing, I don't understand that analogy. This is just a hint to cut ancient dead wood at a time when pretty much migrated to 3.2.x.

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The specific case I was thinking of though would be if somebody needed to support multiple distro versions which bundled multiple versions of libqtpas for Qt support, which would have implications on the versions of the LCL hence IDE hence compiler to be supported.

Such things hardly make sense since in such LTS situations, most code is also frozen with it, and pretty much immutable except for emergencies.


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After reading all the replies to my original post I hereby declare all of you here to be "Wirthy" of forgiveness

 

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