BlockPointer aspect can be attached to a C#, Swift or Java delegate type declaration in order to indicate that the type represents a true block/delegate, not a function pointer. Since this is the default behavior of the
delegate syntax, this aspect is not really needed, and is provided mainly for symmetry with the related
In Oxygene, this distinction is made based on the keyword used to declare the type – the
block and (deprecated)
delegate keywords declare a block, while the
method and (also deprecated)
procedure keywords declare a function pointer.
type SomeBlock = public block(aString: String): Integer;
[BlockPointer] public delegate int SomeBlock(string aString);
@BlockPointer public SomeBlock = (String) -> (Int);
// delegates are not supported in Java (yet)
Defined by the core compiler.