[fpc-pascal] .NET FAQ

Krishna v.krishnakumar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 09:46:27 CEST 2006

On 10/4/06, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> >
> > HOWEVER, even _if_ I give you the Borland case (I don't, but everybody is
> > entitled to his own opinion of course, and everybody can be wrong), do you
> > think that philosophy holds true for us too?
> Cut all your text out, I agree with most of if, but I just want to point out
> that I am not a proponent of a .NET port, far from it. I don't see the use
> of .NET, or Java for that matter, or any other language that runs in a VM...

Interpreters are nice and can be handy. Somehow, people (and big
corporations) have managed to turn them into multi megabyte monsters.
CLISP, OCaml, Lua, GNU Smalltalk all have nice, small and reasonably
fast VMs. IIRC, atleast one popular Pascal compiler targetted a VM

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty
to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble !
- Helen Keller

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