[fpc-pascal] Systems 2005: A first summary
jilani.khaldi1 at virgilio.it
Sat Oct 29 13:08:48 CEST 2005
> I got few suggestions, especially to target more Delphi developers.
> 1. Maybe it'll better for public and new users to know 1 product
> instead of two: FPC (the compiler) and Lazarus (the IDE). Just like
> Delphi for the compiler and the IDE in a single package. I still got
> many times question like this: "what's the difference between FPC and
> Lazarus?" or "why I still need FPC if I already got Lazarus?". Because
> many new users think that Lazarus is also a Pascal compiler, another
> Delphi clone, or Kylix alternative. :p
I think that FPC has to remain FPC, a language + compiler just like GCC.
IDE and Lazarus could be run on top of FPC, like many IDE run on top of
GCC. But what we really and always need is a very robust, lean and clean
language/compiler and FPC guys are doing a nice job in this direction.
Adding features on features and visual components lead to MFPC (Mammouth
Free Pascal Compiler) that nobody wants. I think that FPC has to compete
with GCC and not with Delphi. Taking FPC and Lazarus as 2 different
projects is the way to go (my 0.02c).
// Jilani KHALDI
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