[fpc-pascal]OT: An FPC program in LinuxFormat Magazine

A.J. Venter ddt at vukanet.co.za
Wed Mar 26 08:06:00 CET 2003

Well thanks everybody for the words of encouragement and praise.
I just released version 1.4 yesterday, with multi-language support etc.

I have been on this list since the days when you had to use a snapshot
to get AnsiStrings, and it's always been great.
I know I don't post that often, but that's from working to much of late.
I do read most of the messages and learn a lot all the time.

I have been using Pascal for over 10 years now, and I love it. I don't
use or need any manuals for it. 
But on this list, I am repeatedly astonished by the skill levels of the
members which puts 10 years of hard-earned experience to shame at times.

It is a true pity that most of the Academics I have met in my life
belief, and teach their students, that Java is the one true language.
Now java is falling out of fashion, an CS grads are suddenly finding it
hard to get work, oh the irony.
Bjarn Stroustrop once said that only an idiot would do real work in a
language that cannot write a compiler for itself.
I agree. All the more reason to cheer FPC.

My R0.02's worth (2c's South-African)

On Tue, 2003-03-25 at 18:23, Mark Emerson wrote:
> > > btw - please can you explain that idiom - "my 2 cents"? thanx.
> > 
> > Would it sound better as: my contribution ?
> For all you Europeans, it is an American idiom meaning, "my HUMBLE contribution".
> (that's my 2 cents worth for today)
> Mark
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