[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
jamie-junk at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 17:23:50 CEST 2005
Vinzent Hoefler wrote:
>>manual memory management of tobjects is redundant as you can get good
>>performance with ref counting tobjects.
> That can be a point, yes. But it is somehow not related to any syntax.
It means not having to bother with my pet hate the try..finally..free
>>All in all the changes would mean you spend more of your time
>>implementing your application rather than typing loads of redundant
> Typing is only a very small part of the development cycle. Performance
> measures indicate that rhe average programmer delivers about 2 to 20
> lines per code per day (measured over the whole development cycles,
> this of course includes testing, too).
> Compare these with the lines of code you *could* write in eight hours if
> you would just write them and you see how much you could optimize away
> there if you'd actually manage to double the performance.
You are referring to an industrial strength development process taht is
not used by a lot of developers (at least not that I know of considering
Delphi is a RAD tool and is primarily used as such).
>>Maintenance is easier as their is less redundancy.
> It simply depends on the kind of redundancy.
> For instance, "type" and "var" keywords are just redundant, the compiler
> could figure it out by itself, still they serve a useful purpose.
but that harms legibility. I wanna balance that trims the fat but not
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