[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Dec 23 10:26:09 CET 2012

Am 23.12.2012 01:50, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> On 22/12/12 16:43, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> I think you have a wrong idea on what the core list contains.
> LOL. And how is anybody supposed to know what goes on - it is a PRIVATE
> mailing list.
>> I don't think direction on unicode (or even general) came up since the last
>> unicode discussions on fpc-devel/pascal.
> OK, so once again it is proven that Unicode is just not "sexy" enough
> for the core team, so it will stay stagnant for a few more years. That's
> unless a member ignores all discussions and does his own thing [or gets
> paid for the job]. As Florian likes to says so often, whoever implements
> it decides. Unfortunately that courtesy is not extended to non-members,

What makes you think so? Of course, one does not decide if he forgets
about the community approach which means implicitly: break other
people's code and work as little as possible. This is indeed one of the
policies of the current svn maintainers: patches should cause as little
as possible regressions.

> because what good is a patch [of such magnitude and effort] with no
> chance of ever being committed.

It would if you realized that "community<>[Graeme Geldenhuys]".

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