[fpc-pascal] Pascal is alive!!??

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Sun Feb 25 17:16:32 CET 2007

Op Sun, 25 Feb 2007, schreef Michael Van Canneyt:

> On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Tom Verhoeff wrote:
> > 
> > To round this off: we are overhauling our CS curriculum, and fortunately
> > there is a small core of Pascal supporters.  Personally, I favor
> > FPC/Lazarus, some others still believe in Delphi.  Maybe we will
> > produce some new Pascal material that could find wider usage.  (Food
> > for another thread.)
> > 
> > To summarize the needs:
> > 
> >   *  Tools: contest-friendly IDE; STL-like library
> What do you need from STL ? What is lacking ? 
> I program daily and, disregarding GUI classes, all classes I ever needed are 
> in the FCL.
> So please elaborate. You can assume (correctly) that I don't know anything
> about the STL other than that it's a "standard template library". 
> (which - to me - sounds like something an offset-printer would use ;) )
> So a list of classes and what they are supposed to do would be nice.

It is not that the FCL is lacking, the STL simply allows template 
programming, i.e. you can simply declar a linked list of a random object 
and use a for loop to iterate over them. Now the FCL certainly has a 
linked list, but is a different way of programming: declaring inherited 
classes, calling the foreach method to call helpers, etc...

Perhaps the fgl will satisfy Tom's needs, but I'm a bit sceptical. The FCL 
is there, you are just not allowed to use it in contests...


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