[fpc-pascal] another fpc RAD: MSEide

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Apr 19 11:51:48 CEST 2006

Matt Emson wrote:
>> Smaller than FPC ? That shouldn't differ too much, I think.
> Delphi's optimizer is superior to FPC currently. 

2.0.2 and Delphi are equal on average.

> 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.

No, it's because it's technology of the 90s and no significant further
development of the compiler has been done. No 64 bit support so far, the
optimizer is only reasonable good for a pentium (just compare other commercial
compilers with Delphi).

> 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.
> M
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