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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Jul 22 20:15:17 CEST 2015

In our previous episode, Paul van Helden said:
> > Yes, so for example we currently have:
> if not (X is TSomeClass) then ..
> if not (5 in [1,2,3]) then ..
> What is wrong with a language evolving to allow (in addition to the
> above)?:

Evolution in languages is like the evolution in organisms. Those who evolve
wrong or expend energy on features that are not contributing to survival
eventually perish.

So basically it all boils down to benefit/cost tradeoff, with cost both
implementation AND maintenance.

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