[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Dec 22 19:01:17 CET 2012

Am 22.12.2012 14:01, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> On 21/12/12 17:16, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
>> The mission goal of FPC is: develop an open source pascal compiler
>> written in pascal in a community effort.
> You forgot the last bit.... "and be Delphi compatible!"

IMO this is actually a consequence of the community effort. Most people
are simply interested in this and spent time in it. The community effort
means also that one tries not to break other people's work that's why we
try to keep backward compatibility as much as possible.

>> Maybe people should indeed first work on the compiler instead of
>> developing another gui and ide.
> A compiler on its own is a pretty useless item. It needs advanced GUI
> frameworks, IDE's and other large apps to fully test the compiler and
> drive its features.

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