[fpc-pascal]The state of FPC (was: Synapse for FPC)

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Jul 24 15:24:01 CEST 2003

> > I think they do, because the IDE does NOT support include files, so you
> simply
> > cannot work with include files and enjoy the blessings of the IDE.
> > I was told that for productivity reasons they do all development
> > in the IDE itself, so...
> That will be why there are a lot of machine generated directives for C
> Builder then. They do that all by hand I guess. They at least use a master
> set of VCL units from which the distro is created.

They use the pascal sources I think. What are all those $HPEMIT and
$EXTERNALSYM are for otherwise? (or are they for something packages
> > Once more, this is a matter of taste.
> No, it's not. This is a matter of fact. It's also a matter of fact that many
> developers focus on their own back yard, and don't bnecessarily see the
> bigger picture. The end user is often ignored or worse still told they are
> wrong. Kind of like now really ;-)

It is taste. I'd bet that a lot of users would dislike the very long utils
that are the result of that.

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