[fpc-pascal] another fpc RAD: MSEide

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Apr 19 21:11:24 CEST 2006

L505 wrote:
> 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.

The memory footprint of a good interpreter is lower than that one of a
compiled program. Guess why a lot of programs in the 80s were written in
interpreted basic :) Only the bad design of most interpreters cause big
memory footprint.

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