[fpc-devel] Extend the libraries people!

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Jun 3 13:03:45 CEST 2005

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Kornel Kisielewicz wrote:

> Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> Kornel Kisielewicz wrote:
>>> Okay, agreed. But what is there that can be done? I mean, yes -- there
>>> are many things that can be done by Pascal guru's, but is there anything
>>> to be done by a typical Pascal programmer? (without the knowledge of
>>> similar C libraries) I'm a FreePascal programmer that would really like
>>> to contribute to the project (for all it has given me) -- but with the
>>> lack of compiler/linux related skills I don't see much I could do.
>> - create good container classes (map, hash, trees etc.)
> That could be done... but it needs some common FPC standard -- via 
> interfaces? Like ITreeElement, I HashElement? Anyway, I'm not good at "one 
> cycle less" stuff, so such units would still need a lot of optimizing by 
> someone else... I think I'd pass up on this one.
>> - write a bcd classes
> BCD?

Binary Coded Decimal. We urgently need a bcdfmt unit as in delphi.

>> - extend e.g. the convutils stuff
> Havn't seen that one yet.

Lots of work there.


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