[fpc-other] VSCode

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 28 21:43:28 CEST 2020

Am 28.04.2020 um 02:14 schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> On 26/04/2020 2:37 pm, Sven Barth via fpc-other wrote:
>> It's more lightweight than eclipse.
> Well that's comparing Apples to Oranges isn't it? Yes originally Eclipse
> was designed as an IDE for many languages, but it has grown to be so
> much more - even a platform to base new applications on (similar to VCL,
> LCL etc).
> Granted I haven't played much with VSCode, but considering it is built
> on the same foundations as Atom, Sublime Text... ie CSS/HTML engine,
> they are quite resource intensive.
> But then I guess I'm comparing them as pure text editors in the lines of
> EditPad Pro, Vim, gEdit etc that uses a fraction of the memory (one
> example of resource usage) to load the same set of files. eg: The last
> time I tried Atom (2 months ago) it used 380MB to load a set of 10 large
> Java files. jEdit used 180MB and EditPad Pro used 18MB. Vim was
> something like 8MB - lol.

I meant that in the context of "I need a JDK installed". Which I usually 
don't have on my computers. On my current one I installed a JDK only a 
few weeks ago to test something with Ghidra, but before that I was happy 
without one. And I'll probably kick that one out again...


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