[fpc-pascal] Lazarus and FPC integration

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Mon Oct 31 12:42:25 CET 2005

>> >> These are all good things, but if the IDE editor can't handle basic
>> >> stuff like international characters it's not very useful.
>> >
>> >
>> > For you. It is useful for most of the English speaking people and
>> those
>> > are quiet a lot too, although not as much as the whole world
>> population.
>> > And even though I don't live in a English speaking country, I never
>> had
>> > problems with it, because all source and comments of my programs are
>> > English. Therefore for me it is not a very important issue. It is nice
>> > to have for others.
>> Indeed, if it is so important, somebody would have implemented it
>> already :)
> It's a major issue. In here, we're having a serious programmer
> shortage. One of the coolest things about Lazarus is that it could
> allow us to hire people that comes from a Windows/Delphi background
> and integrate them into our Whatever/Linux enviroment. The problem is
> that not everyone is capable of writing correct (in terms of grammar
> and spelling) english code documentation.
> I have nearly 600k lines of Delphi code that was extensively
> documented in Spanish. I don't want to rewrite the whole documentation
> just because of a bug!

The cool thing about fpc and lazarus is that you can fix things yourself.
Don't forget that we don't get paid and do it all in our spare free time.

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