[fpc-pascal] Any command line interpreters for Free Pascal?

Ralf A. Quint FreeDOS at gmx.net
Sat Oct 15 19:21:05 CEST 2011

At 09:30 AM 10/15/2011, Andrew Pennebaker wrote:
>Indeed, compiled programs will always run faster than interpreted 
>programs. The value in scripting is that an interpreted environment 
>allows coders to rapidly go through write code / test code loops. 
>Interpreters let you explore your own codebase, like gdb but far more powerful.

Sorry, but you might have to learn proper software development skills...
And learn to use the right tool for a task. Scripting tools/languages 
have their purpose, compiled languages/environments have theirs.
Forcing some clutches of some scripting languages onto a compiled 
language just doesn't make sense, you are just promoting software 
bloat at it's best. Why use a multi-megabyte compiler to shuffle 
around more megabytes of data to compile a more or less small script 
each time it is run instead of using a more appropriate and efficient tool...

>Finally, adding scripting capability to a programming language 
>allows coders to use a language to be used for shell scripts. If you 
>love Pascal, you might want to write sysadmin tools in Pascal to 
>automate your workflow.

Actually I do, and that all without the whole shebang...


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