[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Jul 20 09:20:56 CEST 2015

In our previous episode, Sven Barth said:
> The way we write software evolves however. Things that were thought as
> state of the art 25 years ago aren't necessarily nowadays (for example
> procedural programming that has been mostly superseded by object oriented
> programming). And in this regards programming languages are like natural
> languages: they evolve, they change. If a language doesn't evolve anymore
> it can be considered dead (e.g. Latin, Ancient Greek).
> So I personally support the addition of new features to FPC as long as they
> don't interfere with backwards compatibility and fit into the language as a
> whole.

The question though if a few haphazardly copied features make a 20+ year old
project suddenly state of the art. Some of the "old" stuff goes deep.

Translation "modern" comic books to Latin didn't really have a lasting
affect on Latin uptake.

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