[fpc-pascal]Free Pascal - general commet / suggestions

Paschal Mushubi bs260 at ncf.ca
Fri Jan 16 22:53:07 CET 2004

Florian Klaempfl wrote:

> FPC developement is done by it's community and everybody is free to do 
> what he wants as long as it's "compatible" with the other work done on 
> FPC. So even if somebody wants to do a C64 cross compiler we won't 
> stop him ;)
I get it. I just thought given limited resources (time being one of the 
precious one) an individual working on the compiler could do a better 
job if they focused on one or two popular platforms and make FPC really 
shine. But I guess I don't know enogh about the process to make this 
But this sort of thing is common accross most open source projects. 
People work on what interests them and that is fair enough. What 
interests one may be useless to a lot others. To me FPC on Linux and 
Windows (and perhaps Solaris) is all I care about.
More usefull / well tested libraries on those platforms would be great.  
Unfortunately you don't get the libraries tested unless there is a 
sizable number of users of the library.Chicken and egg problem sort of.

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