[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 25 12:04:42 CET 2012

On 25.12.2012 11:32, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> On Mon, 24 Dec 2012, Martin Schreiber wrote:
>>>>> - 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.
>>> We will see.
>> It would be good if, prior to forking off, you would do some study and
>> post some proposals here.
>> As long as your proposals do not include reducing the number of
>> platforms/CPUs (an obvious optimization), I'm sure they will get
>> serious consideration:
> Although I think the time is approaching when some CPUs- IA-64 etc.- and
> OSes could usefully be moved into an "attic" subtree.

They aren't compiled anyway, so they don't affect the compiler's 
performance negatively.
So it does not matter whether they are inside the compiler tree or 
something else. And after all there could somebody who takes enough 
interest to implement such a CPU... *cough* m68k *cough* ;)


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