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Bart

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Re: "program" keyword, Borland compatibility and documentation
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2022, 10:37:02 pm »
We all know that documentation is often faulty, be it Delphi or FPC or any other program.

With that in mind, we can dismiss all bugreports: "well, the docs are just wrong about the behaviour, the behaviour as is, is the correct behaviour".
Makes our lives that much easier  O:-)

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Re: "program" keyword, Borland compatibility and documentation
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2022, 11:29:44 pm »
well, VLDLR looks cute.

Sadly it was acronym...

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Bart, well, wiser people than us told it already :-)

https://www.wired.com/story/its-not-a-bug-its-a-feature/
« Last Edit: October 03, 2022, 11:31:23 pm by Arioch »

PascalDragon

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Re: "program" keyword, Borland compatibility and documentation
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2022, 01:41:26 pm »
We all know that documentation is often faulty, be it Delphi or FPC or any other program.

The same is also true for the program itself. The thing is, for compatibility one needs to decide which is the source of truth: the documentation or the implementation. Both can have bugs. We decided that for compatibility we only go for the documentation, not the implementation.

 

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