[fpc-devel] FreeSparta project is dead - Generics.Collections is live

Maciej Izak hnb.code at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 23:00:28 CET 2014

I've Decided to close the "FreeSparta". Thanks you all for your interest.
There are several reasons.

1. The project had only 1 developer (yeah it's me).
2. New 2015 EU VAT rules on the sale of e-services
3. I am a terrible marketer. I'm just a programmer.
4. Lack of sufficient income.

When I look for new jobs, it seems that there are no more jobs for
Pascal/Delphi Programmers. Now in my new job I'm using Java EE and C# most
of the time.


PS. now Generics.Collections library is Open Source :)



TFastHashMap from Generics.Collections is faster than any other generic
container for fpc :) (is based on "De-amortized Cuckoo Hashing"

http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.0391). For big data count is even faster than


1. someone can extend generics.memoryexpanders for TCustomList/TList (for
control memory growth by constraints)
2. nice to have for dictionary hashing:

Library is compatible with Rev 27327. To run this library in new version of
compiler we need to fix:

REGRESSION: 26483 and 26481

and will be nice to fix

CRITICAL: 24848(!!!), 24872(!), 25607(!), 26030, 25917, 25918, 25620,
24283, 24254, 24287 (Related to? 24872)
IMPORTANT: 23862(!), 24097, 24285, 24286 (Similar to? 24285), 24098, 24609
(RTL inconsistency), 24534,
             25606, 25614, 26177, 26195
OTHER: 26484, 24073, 24463, 25593, 25596, 25597, 25602, 26181 (or MYBAD?)
CLOSED BUT IMO STILL TO FIX: 25601(!), 25594

Best Regards,
Maciej Izak
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