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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jun 2 16:24:35 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Jamie McCracken wrote:

> Vinzent Hoefler wrote:
>> On Thursday 02 June 2005 13:38, Jamie McCracken wrote:
>>> Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>>>> I'am a poor delphi programmer, didn't use it for years, but I bet
>>>> with any python programmer that I create any application faster
>>>> than him :)
>>> You must be a damn fast typer then :)
>> No, that's a common misunderstanding (especially amongst C-programmers).
>> What matters is designing und understanding the code, not writing it. I 
>> spend less than 10% of my time at work in actually _writing_ code, so even 
>> if someone can type in his/her code twice as fast, the maximum (s)he would 
>> gain would be five percent in overall performance.
> you are missing the point!
> Whather you can implement something faster in another language is not the 
> issue. I am arguing for less verbose syntax without decreasing the clarity of 
> the code in delphi/pascal and that is logically gonna improve productivity 
> without taking anything away.

This is only 'logical' if the hypothesis

"productivity is inversely related to the syntax verbosity"

is correct.

I question the correctness of the hypothesis, and I assume, so does


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