[fpc-devel] Extend the libraries people!

Angelo Bertolli angelo at freeshell.org
Fri Jun 3 07:26:34 CEST 2005

> What makes python interesting are the many classes it offers by default
> to perform standard tasks, especially in the text treatment department;
> regular expression stuff etc.
> The same goes for most languages; Mostly it's not the language syntax
> that determines the productivity factor; it's the number of standard
> available routines.

Exactly!  Thanks for brining this up.  If you just want more people to 
use Pascal, just

1) Make it simple
2) Have lots of nice tools
3) And most of all, have lots of units to do different thing

It's the libraries, functions, objects, etc. that really attract 
people.  Why do you think Java got so popular?  It certainly wasn't 
because it was lightning fast or easy to write.  It was because the 
"standard" libraries that come with Java (despite Sun's insistance to 
try to talk about the two synonomously) were so extensive.  Ever since C 
and its concept of including libraries, it's been obvious that this is 
the main attraction for people.

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