[fpc-pascal] .NET FAQ

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Oct 3 22:07:09 CEST 2006

On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:
> > At my company, we still have a huge number of clients running Windows 
> > 95, who protest loudly when we even _suggest_ upgrading.
> > 
> > Which is not to say that we should not look at a .NET port of FPC, but
> > this is not very high on the priority list. After all, .NET offers no 
> > advantages by itself.
> IMHO it would be better to start over legacy free for .NET and really target
> the .NET/JVM/LLVM platform 100%. 
> I think that single source combinations are already all gone by the time we
> would enter production with a .NET port. And even if, a single source system
> would put a break too much on the mutual development.

So you would go the VB way: VB.NET completely broke existing VB code.
The advantage of Delphi was exactly that it offered a transition path...

I don't consider that wise. 
What is more, we don't have the manpower to maintain 2 source systems.


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