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

Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Thu Jul 24 17:22:28 CEST 2003

> > Michael - if none of your developers look at the Delphi source code, I
> > shudder to think at the standard of programming they produce.
> I am not the judge of my collegae, so allow me not to comment on this.
> But believe me if I say that they haven't looked at the sources, this is
> simply a fact.

Each to their own ;-)

Believe me, I used to train Delphi for Borland. (My old company was the PSO
for Borland when I joined them for approx 1 year, then Borland decided to do
it themselves.) I also consulted for Borland at a couple of sites too. I'm
not saying this makes any difference, just that I have quite a bit of
experience of teaching Object Pascal to a wide range of abilities.

> Then you're a lucky man. Stick around on the mailing lists, and help
> people who don't do this. There are still lots of them.

I do. I have. I will continue to ;-) It's not always easy to find the time
and unfortunately my examples are often Delphi specific because I prototype
in Delphi. Maybe writing that FPC plugin for the Delphi IDE would be a good
place to start ;-)

> It is also alien to the way I personally work. I don't think there is a
> VCL source file I haven't gone through at least once for my work, but I am
> an average programmer.
> At least, I like to think that this is so. Opinions on this may wildly
differ ;-)

You have my respect ;-)  Don't read me complaining about file structures to
be any kind of insult to your abilities. All FPC developers seem capable if
not expert programmers ;-)


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