[fpc-devel] Xe3 Parallel for

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu May 14 00:28:01 CEST 2015

In our previous episode, Michael Schnell said:
> On 05/12/2015 06:43 PM, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> >> Will the fpc library provide the appropriate classes for doing
> >> "TParallel.For" as described ?
> > That will depend on when you submit that patch :-)
> This of course triggers my standard answer to such wording:
> "It does make sense to first decide whether you want to drink tea or 
> beer before opening either the cupboard or the fridge."

.. which is not appropriate for the question that you asked.
> Meaning that - regarding the limited resources - a community should 
> first discuss exactly what effort (what kind of implementation in 
> detail) would make sense, before anybody bothers to start coding.

No, since the that coder decides what he wants to offer up for inclusion,
not the community.

> But the (IMHO) abysmal design (much too closely following Delphi) of the 
> Unicode support shows the negative result of lacking research before 
> starting coding (see 
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/not_Delphi_compatible_enhancement_for_Unicode_Support 

Yes. That is a good example of a monologue. 

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