[fpc-devel] "Blank slate" next version of FPC

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Feb 17 09:12:18 CET 2019

Am 17.02.19 um 02:42 schrieb Neil Graham:
> On 17/02/19 10:37 AM, Ralf Quint wrote:
>> On 2/14/2019 9:28 PM, James via fpc-devel wrote:
>>> I'm interested in starting (or joining) a discussion on the next 
>>> (*non* backwards compatible) version of FPC. Instead of being 
>>> classically object oriented, there is merit in examining a model with 
>>> ad-hoc polymorphism like Rust.
>> I am, like apparently many others, NOT interested in such shenanigans. 
>> Either program in Pascal or program in Rust.
>> Adding newfangled gadgets and gizmos might be all fine and dandy, but 
>> don't force it down the throat of everyone as a must. I am not going 
>> to throw away 40 years of libraries and snippets away and start from 
>> scratch, just so some folks can claim to run with the in-crowd. I got 
>> work to do... 
> I think for the most part, if any clean slate is needed for FPC it is 
> for the Libraries and not the language.  A Class library that was built 
> to support the language as it currently stands rather than collecting 
> layers of legacy. TThing TFPThing TFPGThing layers etc.

Also old libraries are still used by people so they cannot be cut down.

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