[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Jul 24 12:35:21 CEST 2015
On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Den wrote:
> 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? ;)
Definitely. It will be good to have a working document.
But an open source project is not a democracy; it is a meritocracy.
If someone feels like doing one of your standards, it will happen, otherwise not.
if you think otherwise, I think you are dreaming :)
So a voting system is in my opinion redundant and probably counterproductive.
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