[fpc-pascal] Lazarus and FPC integration

Agustin Barto abarto at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 12:35:19 CET 2005

On 11/1/05, Micha Nelissen <micha at neli.hopto.org> wrote:
> Yes, sorry, I replied to the wrong message, I was trying to get a
> response from Agustin, not necessarily from you; he did make the Eclipse
> comparison, and he said he liked that IDE better for OO stuff. But maybe
> that's because the unicode works and there is better refactoring (please
> be more specific, Agustin?) ?

The answer is very simple: I can code faster. Eclipse is a
code-centric IDE (at least for the Java's views) with a lot of very
useful features to speed up the coding/refactoring process.

Lazarus, in that sense, is as good as Delphi; with source code
management tools that are a little simplistic (not entirely a bad
thing). That may be enough for a lot of people, but it certainly isn't
for me.

Of course this comparison means absolutely nothing given that we're
talking about completely different programming languages like
ObjectPascal (and the various fpc supported dialects) and Java (and/or
C++). Also I'm comparing a tool that's backed up huge corporations
against one that's developed with no corporate sponsorship (AFAIK).

At the end of the day it all comes down to which tool generates better
profit margins (I could say something about NetBeans vs Eclipse, but
that would be waaaaay off-topic). For my personal projects I don't
have a problem with Lazarus, or any other IDE/RADs, as long as their
"fun" to use (Lazarus is) and free (speech).

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