[fpc-pascal]size/speed/compiler - Was:another fpc RAD: MSEide

L505 fpc505 at z505.com
Wed Apr 19 21:40:41 CEST 2006

Okay so we have to now consider these points:
 1. interpreted languages can take up less memory if engineered right (says Florian)
 2. compilation and linking is a hassle - compared to shipping or uploading an interpreted
 3. speed - not a big deal. Hardware cheap enough.
 4. size - shipping an interpreted file usually smaller than exe/elf
 5. uploading - uploading a 30K script file on a 56k modem is easier than uploading a 5MB

What advantage of compilation? There must be something.

I know Microsoft use to love compiling those EXE's because you couldn't see the source
code to the EXE's.
Is this the advantage of FPC? That we can hide our sources?


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