[fpc-devel] "Default" discussion for SmartPointers etc

Martin Schreiber mse00000 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 08:05:41 CEST 2016

On Wednesday 27 July 2016 23:27:21 Jonas Maebe wrote:
> Properly designing a new programming language concept is hard, and the
> worst thing is that once it's shipped, you are stuck with it basically
> forever. I think it needs more than just some example programs and tests
> to design one from scratch.
> It's really too bad there is no programming language committee for the
> Pascal language with language design experts that could discuss and
> refine this in-depth. I'm no language design expert myself at all and
> preferably would not even get involved in this kind of discussions but
> at the same time I don't want to get stuck with having to maintain and
> support an ever growing language that becomes less and less
> self-consistent and more and more complex (while there may be simpler or
> clearer ways to achieve the same things).
I second this. It is really sad what happened with the Delphi language and 
even worse with Free Pascal and its different dialects in recent years.


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