[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status
henry.vermaak at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 17:45:34 CET 2012
On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 05:19:58PM +0100, Martin Schreiber wrote:
> BTW, I actually think about to fork Free Pascal. Not in the near future but
> the primary goals are defined already:
> - Back to the roots.
What are the roots?
> - Add the necessary to build the most productive universal programming
> - Remove the not necessary.
Subjective, requirements differ. I assume this definition of
"productive" and "necessary" will be dictated by you and drive other
people away from the project. Just like e.g. your coding style has
> - Produce at least as good code as Delphi 7.
> - Compile at least as fast as Delphi 7.
You know that sacrifices need to be made to make a compiler cross
platform and easily portable. You can't have it all.
It will be a shame to see your considerable talent wasted on another
project with a bus factor of approximately 1.
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