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

Den cyraid at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 12:13:24 CEST 2015

     Looks like I sparked quite a bit of interest! Perhaps we could work 
on a Standard instead of just on the Compiler itself? This gives people 
more of a look on what 'could' happen, instead of a Wiki where everyone 
can just edit.  A system where voting is necessary, just like Standards 
from W3C, Khronos, etc, etc. A mailing list where people debate 
endlessly is not productive; we could have had a # of votes to see what 
should/should not be implemented, instead of a few key members deeming 
what's 'pascalish' or not. You may create that fork/branch now, but who 
knows who will actually end up merging it in? If they ever do. This is 
why we need a standard, so that there is NO wasted work, and people can 
get experience implementing things that are well documented first and 
know how they should act.

*Plan first, Then Code*: I believe was said? ;)

Then let us plan a standard, and what each feature should do, *then code*.
I hope there is enough rally for this to happen!

- Dennis Fehr

On 2015-07-24 02:29 AM, Maciej Izak wrote:
> 2015-07-23 11:22 GMT+02:00 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org 
> <mailto:michael at freepascal.org>>:
>         The most convenient technological argument is compatibility
>         with Oxygene.
>     Well, that's a political argument, I think: we can choose to be
>     not compatible with Oxygene :)
>     (whether or not this would constitute suicide or not, is up for
>     debate)
> To start any work on this I need to provide a few more patches related 
> to Delphi compatibility. I would like to return to the subject in near 
> future.
>         The rest is in many cases a matter of taste. We can endlessly
>         debate what
>         is more readable :)
>     Good. Now you're talking sense :)
>     I look forward to your contributions!
> Nice to hear that. So I guess I don't need any fork ;) phew!
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Maciej Izak
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