[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Dec 17 18:03:05 CET 2012

Sven Barth wrote:

>  From what I see so far of the route that Embarcadero takes (complete 
> reimplementation of compiler, sudden appearence of "type helpers" and 
> things like "zero based strings") I predict that we'll reach a point in 
> the near(!) future where we won't (be able to) follow Delphi's lead 
> anymore. And thus I don't think that we'll need to wait for Embarcadero 
> for this.

For what my opinion is worth, I believe that we can learn from what 
happened when Clarion bought JPI/TopSpeed: they were interested in 
owning the technology rather than in ongoing sales of the compilers etc.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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