[fpc-devel] FPC related fairy tale

Pierre Free Pascal pierre at freepascal.org
Thu Oct 18 13:24:29 CEST 2012

 Are you resurrecting m68k port?

Just a guess, of course...

Pierre Muller

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : fpc-devel-bounces at lists.freepascal.org [mailto:fpc-devel-
> bounces at lists.freepascal.org] De la part de Sven Barth
> Envoyé : jeudi 18 octobre 2012 13:13
> À : FPC developers' list
> Objet : [fpc-devel] FPC related fairy tale
> Hello together!
> Over the past weeks I've spent some time on getting something to work in
> FPC and now I'm about to commit this either this evening or at least
> this weekend (depending on the time I have). Now I thought that I'd make
> a little test to see how good you know FPC and thus I've written a
> little fairy tale which is more or less loosely based on the work I've
> done.
> One important note beforehand though: it may sound as if I'm critizing
> some actions of the other FPC core devs in this tale, but this is
> definitely NOT my intention, so take the story not too seriously, please
> ;) [and also keep in mind, please, that I'm not a native English
> Here it is:
> Once upon a time there was a small kingdom ruled by a kind king. The
> king had two daughters and more children were planned to come. But the
> king had already problems to find approbiate rooms for his second child.
> So he ordered his mages to reconstruct the castle in a way that the
> ever-growing family can easily be accommodated.
> The mages immediately began with their work and reshaped the castle with
> their spells. But as the work on the castle neared its completion a
> terrible accident happend to the second princess when she played between
> the working mages. She was no longer able to walk or even sit upright
> without support. The mages tried their best to heal her, but in the end
> they needed to finish the castle so that the royal family could have
> their home back before the winter strikes. But even after the castle had
> been finished they didn't have enough time for the disabled princess as
> the family had already grown during the mages' work and required their
> full attention. And so the days and months passed by in which the second
> daughter of the king was confined to her room and could not join in the
> family's activities.
> Then one day a young mage came along and joined the mages of the castle.
> He helped them with maintaining the magically enhanced castle, but while
> searching for places to fix and further extend he stumpled upon the room
> of the isolated princess. He felt sorry for the girl's state and
> although he did not know much about healing magic he decided to improve
> his knowledge and help the her. So he spent the evenings after his
> normal work at the castle in the library and looked through the books
> about healing magic. Sometimes he then went to the princess' chamber and
> applied his newly learned knowledge.
> After some weeks his work finally paid off and the girl was able to feel
> and move her legs again. And after some more time she was finally able
> to walk again. Although she needed to move slowly and with the help of
> crutches, she was finally able to take part in the life at the castle
> again. The young mage continued to heal her and they all lived happily
> ever after.
> So... now I'm curious what you think I have worked on and I'm also
> curious whether someone can fully "decipher" that little story. :)
> Regards,
> Sven
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