[fpc-pascal] another fpc RAD: MSEide

Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Wed Apr 19 11:42:05 CEST 2006

> Smaller than FPC ? That shouldn't differ too much, I think.

Delphi's optimizer is superior to FPC currently. Delphi has another 10 - 15
years and paid developers on top of FPC, so this can be expected, I guess.
And the compiler is just sooo fast.

Delphi 2005 gives 1.48MB for the mside.exe uncompressed. That is probably
without DB support. I just complied the main unit with no changes other than
to a couple of properties.

> I don't really see why ability to compile with Delphi is so big an
> advantage ("distinct") ?

For all the reasons others have stated.

Also, Delphi's debugger alone makes it worthwile. If you don't like the
debugger, fine. However do not blame your dislike of the Delphi debugger on
your personal debugging preferences. I've been using Delphi commercially
since 1998, or there abouts, and the debugger is perfectly acceptable. The
debugger is the thing I always miss in other IDE's, especially VS.NET 2003.


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