[fpc-pascal] Working Free Pascal android JNI example

J├╝rgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Wed Dec 8 17:50:23 CET 2010


Matt Emson schrieb:
> Native is bad, and only come in to existence to compete with other 
> platforms with purely native compilation -
I disagree. Just the opposite. There were already lots of attempts to 
create a processor independend programming layer (i.e. USCD-Pascal with 
the p-code in the seventies) but none of them survived very long. They 
all had a great disadvantage: Bad performance. And it is quite evident, 
that if you would have a "universal API layer" then all processors would 
be the same. There would be no need to create new processors because 
they all would compute the same commands from the one and only API 
layer. I doubt that this idea will survive long.





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