[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
florian at freepascal.org
Thu Jun 2 15:47:07 CEST 2005
Jamie McCracken wrote:
> Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> I'am a poor delphi programmer, didn't use it for years, but I bet with
>> python programmer that I create any application faster than him :)
> You must be a damn fast typer then :)
I teached myself typing with 10 fingers, but typing is not the issue with auto
completion etc. Show me a python ide which can do the same tricks as lazarus or
>> The problem with pascal on linux was/is that there was no good
>> compiler in the
>> 90s for linux so a lot developers got lost.
> Gnu pascal?
We were talking about good :)
>>> 1) Forward declarations - they sux! Why should the developers have the
>>> burden of making the code totally sequential declaration wise. All other
>>> modern compilers dont need this.
>> C++ is still the number one language and it requires it.
> yes but that aint modern! C# and python do not.
Modern doesn't mean necessarily good ...
>> Good performance like python ;)?
> If that were the case then yeah it would sux (however pythons
> performance is due to bien a bytecode interpreter and dynamic typing
> neither of which we need in pascal).
Ref. counting etc. eats time because you need good garbage collection to detect
cycles and other ugly stuff.
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