[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 21 18:19:49 CET 2012

Am 21.12.2012 12:58, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> 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, 

Well, then you depend on those people.

> or that are already familiar with the code base. 

Believe me, the compiler contains a lot of code I never have touched or
even seen ...

> documentation updates etc. This might mean jack-shit to somebody like
> Florian, but we are not all compiler designers, 

Me neither, I'am electrical engineer and twenty years ago I needed a 32
bit pascal compiler.

> and I'm already swamped
> with other open-source projects I work on.

This applies to everybody I guess :)

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