[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Fri Dec 21 12:58:01 CET 2012

On 21/12/12 10:15, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> It would be good to keep those facts in mind before ranting.

I was simply bringing some of those questions (which I had too) to
light. Unicode has been "under development" for many years, and has come
to a halt - with no final decisions being made. This is very frustrating
for those using FPC. And even if we wanted to contribute in that regard,
how could we, if the FPC team itself doesn't know what it wants.

I would also like to point out that I am well aware that FPC is a "part
time project" for you guys. I never demanded anything with my original
post, simply asking what the progress was.

In the same breath, you guys work on FPC - that's your hobby project.
Others work on Lazarus, MSEide, fpGUI, tiOPF, FPTest, FP Debugger,
OnGuard, etc etc. So comments like Florian's - suggesting that "if you
want a feature, implement it your self" is often not an option. I'm
skilled in certain programming, definitely not compiler design. So it
seems quite logical to leave such compiler work to those that know how
to do it, or that are already familiar with the code base. I do
contribute to the FPC project where I can, eg like in the fpdoc tool,
documentation updates etc. This might mean jack-shit to somebody like
Florian, but we are not all compiler designers, and I'm already swamped
with other open-source projects I work on.

Anyway, good to hear that Unicode progress might actually happen.

  - Graeme -

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