[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.
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
> 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
> 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
> fpc-devel maillist - fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org
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