[fpc-pascal] Lazarus and FPC integration

L505 fpc505 at z505.com
Mon Oct 31 00:42:31 CET 2005

>This is a common problem with "visual" IDE's, they are focused in
>implementation speed and not overall project quality, this had already been
>discused in other places. As Agustin pointed this is not visible for small
>Form1 based projects but it gets bad as the project grows. I agree this is
>not entirely Lazarus' fault too.

I'm beginning to think we need a Big huge button in the lazarus IDE with caption as:
 "Hide Lazarus Component Palette (Click This Only If You Come From a Java Background)"

That caption is quite big, so the button might span across the entire screen.

I simply ignore the palette when I don't need it! Can't you? For example if I was designing
the Google search engine in the Lazarus IDE, I would find little use for the component
palette (except maybe for protyping templates of how the website will look, which accounts
for 2 percent of the application code). But all the OTHER benefits of the IDE such as code
completion, plug-ins (and for me cliptext, FTP, linux testing in Windows, etc) are what the
IDE can do for me. It's not only to do with visual designer, it is also the code completion
and quick syntax check, FTP uploading, and things like that.


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