[fpc-devel] Re: fpc-devel Digest, Vol 112, Issue 32

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Aug 26 19:45:08 CEST 2013

Steve wrote:

>  >> We can agree on that at least, although I must say that C has 
>  >> improved a lot since K&R days.
> I'm afraid I can't agree on that one.

I think it's fair to say that nobody here /likes/ C, otherwise he'd not 
be working on Pascal. But a few weeks ago I had to knock together a 
Linux kernel module, and I will state as a fact that if C still had the 
same level of syntax checking etc. that it had in the late '80s I'd 
probably have failed dismally.

Of course, if I weren't bone idle I'd have investigated whether FPC has 
the ability to target the kernel module format, although I'm fairly sure 
that nobody's tried it on SPARC before now.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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