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

Vinzent Hoefler JeLlyFish.software at gmx.net
Fri Jun 3 08:30:40 CEST 2005

On Thursday 02 June 2005 15:23, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> 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

Well, try/finally is mainly for handling exceptions, not for handling 
memory. ;-)

> > 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

Basically I'm just talking about being professionell.

> 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).

_Anything_ is used as RAD tool these days. The problem is, it's not so 
rapid after all.


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