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

Paschal Mushubi bs260 at ncf.ca
Sat Jan 17 15:54:05 CET 2004

Jonas Maebe wrote:

> On the other hand, having so many platforms to support also keeps the 
> code cleaner. It discourages the use of platform-specific hacks (as 
> you need generic code anyway), and different processors/OS'es 
> stresstest different parts of the compiler.
Actually I don't mind "hacks" that take advantage of specific features
of the platform. On Windows I would rather compile my production
code using Visual C++ rather than g++ using Cygwin although g++ is more
standards compliant ("cleaner" ) than Visual C++. Cygwin applications don't
run as fast as native Windows apps for obvious reasons.
On Linux I keep away from Wine applications. They perform poorly because 
they don't take advantage of Linux's
specific features.
BTW anyone with cycles (and ability of course)  to test how FPC would 
stack up compared to other 9 langauges
tested here: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5602&page=3..

p. mushubi.

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