[fpc-devel] what fpc is good for?

Luiz Americo Pereira Camara pascalive at bol.com.br
Sun May 13 15:28:46 CEST 2007

Daniƫl Mantione wrote:
> Perhaps, a possible way out is to make the LCL more plug-inable. For 
> example, the LCL needs to support many graphics formats, and the code 
> ending up in the program has to be designed to support them all; you don't 
> know what ends up in the resource files. As a solution you could design 
> "plug-in" units that add the support; i.e. don't use BMP formatted icons, 
> then don't use the BMP plugin.
> But I'll leave this up to the Lazarus team. They have talented developers, 
> and I'm sure they are brainstorming about ideas to reduce the exe size. 
> However, Lazarus developers do the engineering balancing too and weigh exe 
> size against anything else.
Another idea is to avoid overlap of features like
 - *CriticalSection functions vs SyncObjs
 - TPairSplitter vs TSplitter
 - TNoteBook vs TTabControl

of course this would be provided as packages for who needs


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