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

Angelo Bertolli angelo at freeshell.org
Fri Jun 3 07:40:50 CEST 2005

>>> 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
> Florian...

I think the point of this is being lost on me.  We're talking about 
changing things like philosophy (top-down design), and syntax.  So are 
we talking about just creating another new language?  I mean that's what 
it sounds like.  Why not take Python or C# and add Pascal syntax or 
philsophies to it instead of adding these to Pascal?

Maybe some people just really don't like Pascal that much.

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