[fpc-devel] what fpc is good for?

Bisma Jayadi bisma at brawijaya.ac.id
Sat May 12 09:03:41 CEST 2007

> No, it is not good to be considered. He complains we don't care about 
> speed or size. I have to correct him: We care, if we can optimize 
> something we will. As a proof FPC 2.2 will both generate faster code and 
> generate smaller exes.

I believe FPC people do really care about speed and size since FPC is a 
compiler. I think the article isn't merely for FPC, but for Lazarus as well.

> If you don't consider FPC usefull for GUI programming, apparently he 
> does't, the LCL disappears, and the problem disappears. No way you manage 
> to generate 3MB exes without LCL.

Agree. The size problem mostly come from LCL framework. I do understand the 
problem, but somehow other people are being scared by that. Somehow they forgot 
that .Net or Java framework requires lot bigger than LCL does.

> Meanwhile, we are near the top for speed, and at the top for memory usage:
> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/gp4/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=all

I've been a while no longer visiting the shootout. But.. whooaaaa.... that is 

> Watch what happens with those numbers when 2.2 is out.

You guys have done a great job! Thank you and congratulations! :)

> There is nothing in this article we can consider, for starters because it 
> does not contain any proposals.

As I said, maybe the article is more suitable for Lazarus people. ;)


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