[fpc-devel]Developer Group

Lee, John LeeJ at logica.com
Mon Mar 26 19:09:28 CEST 2001

See Jonas's answer. I'd just make the following additional comments...

You can certainly get the exe size down substantially (to possibly as low as
few k with smartlinking, depending on what you are doing)... tho' probably
never as low as with TP. Also btw try upx- nothing to do with fpc- look for
upx web site with search engine to get all exe sizes lower...This is useful
if you don't have a very big disk. Also fpc programs always seem to take
longer to load than fpc ones too.

However you'll find that many fpc programs actually run faster than tp ones
if you can make use of the optimisation options. These are very good for
integer (and for FP tho' this won't help you of course)... Using maximum
opt. can make quite a difference- but you'll have to use 32 bit (& no
assembler!) to get the advantages of this! 

Other reasons for using fpc are o/s portability... plus it's new features &
quick bug fixing...But maybe as Jonas said tp is still best for you...  

Regards John    

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