[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jun 2 16:03:30 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Jamie McCracken wrote:

> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>> However, in general Pascal has poor developer productivity when compared 
>>> to modern languages like python and C#. Ironically python is perhaps the 
>>> most popular language on Linux and most of its syntax is derived from 
>>> object pascal whereas pascal on linux is virtually non-existant. Of course 
>>> Python is piss poor in both performance and memory usage but it does point 
>>> the way to a revitalised pascal. Adopting less verbose but still clean and 
>>> clear syntax ala python is IMHO the way to make Pascal great again.
>> I beg to differ.
>> Recently I rewrote a python program (on linux). The pascal version was
>> shorter and much clearer to understand. The python syntax is a horror
>> as far as I'm concerned.
> Im not saying make pascal behave like python so if you were doing some weird 
> dynamic stuff with python thats fair enough.

The python program wasn't mine.
There were errors in it; it was easier to rewrite it in pascal than to try and fix it.

> ALl im sayting is theres no harm 
> in replacing some of the verbose syntax with less verbose ones provided they 
> dont harm the clarity of the code.
> I love delphi but find its verbosity a pain in  some circumstances.

I don't consider Ojbect Pascal to be verbose at all, so it's not an issue for


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