[fpc-pascal] another fpc RAD: MSEide

L505 fpc505 at z505.com
Wed Apr 19 20:54:33 CEST 2006

> > On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, ???? ??????????? wrote:
> >
> > > I do neither use Lazarus, nor MSEide, but if executable size is really important,
there is something called KOL (I didn't use it either). As I have read, it's currently
compilable by FPC.
> > >
> > > Speaking of bigger applications, I don't see much difference between 6 or 30 Mb
> >
> > Try downloading them over a 56k modem ;-)
> Try downloading a 6M one using a trained parrot (read: 300 baud). Where do
> you put the border of what is "normal"?

I ask, why are we promoting compiled languages then?
It sounds like interpretters would suit us better. Because
 1. hardware is so cheap
 2. size and memory are not all that important any more.

Since we are not in the DOS/640K memory days any more - tell me one advantage of a
compiled language, if size/footprint/etc are not important any longer? 
"With today's new hardware at low prices, who needs FPC or any other compiler?".

I think this is poor marketing for FPC: telling people that size/bloat is not an issue.
Then what good is FPC for us? FPC is a compiled language! The whole point of a compiled
language, is to have SOME advantage over an interpreted language. What is this advantage,
if not size/memory/footprint? I don't see any advantages.

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