[fpc-pascal]What do you like about FPC?

Mark Emerson ChiefAngel at angelbase.com
Fri Jul 25 04:49:56 CEST 2003


Mark Emerson

Alan Mead wrote:
> I don't have time right now to read all the messages that flew today
> but I read enough to decide to send this note.
> IMHO, FPC is like a dream come true.  I love the fact that I can
> compile the same code on Windows and Linux (and others).  I love the
> ways the compiler is (mostly) backwards-compatible with turbo pascal
> but also decidedly more powerful.  For what I do, the documentation
> is very good.  I have never needed to resort to checking out the
> source ... although I have asked some questions here.
> I never used Delphi much.  I can imagine Delphi-o-philes not being
> satisfied with FPC.  Delphi is so much more than a compiler.  I
> wouldn't bet against FPC reaching that level of bloat... I mean
> functionality... but it will take some time.
> -Alan Mead
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