[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.
cyraid at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 09:12:01 CEST 2015
There's been recent talk about adding a new dialect and such, and I
just wanna weigh in that I don't think it's a very good call to split
Free Pascal even more.. I believe Free Pascal had such potential.. And
the reason I mention 'had' is the fact that makes Free Pascal 'strong'
also makes it it's biggest weakness and downfall; The fact that there is
no direction and lead, and everyone can add whatever they want. The
difference between Free Pascal and successful big languages are
*leadership*, *roadmap*, *community*, *support*. Now I know the usuals
will start immediately thinking 'yes but it's all volunteer, we don't
have the man power' .. Why is many other languages believed to be more
If we had a group of people that designed standards (/a group
document??/), people like me can see the new standard and say 'oh, nice
I like that feature, I'm gonna implement it'. Let's say someone else
makes a completely LLVM compiler based on that standard? So what if it's
not one program, at least Pascal would 'survive'. Just like ECMAScript,
C++, PHP, most languages now have a 'standards' document behind it.
That's their *roadmap*. Their *leadership*. Design it and the
*community* will show *support*. I know I would actually feel like
working towards it, because then I know when they are approved I'm not
wasting my time creating features and such, just to have them rejected
and never implemented. ;)
I would personally love to add to such standards, and we can add some of
the collective wisdom of ours. :) (/I have 22+ years of experience with
Pascal, and I'm sure Florian, Sven, Marco, and Jonas all have similar if
not much more; and would be excellent at adding to the standard/)
- Dennis Fehr
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the fpc-devel