[fpc-pascal] Re: Feature proposal: function-based assignment operatorst

Lukasz Sokol el.es.cr at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 11:03:49 CEST 2013

On 29/03/2013 09:53, J├╝rgen Hestermann wrote:
> To program nowadays it
> already requires a lot of other things to learn (different OSs and
> interfaces). I see no need to add even more to that by adding
> features over and over again. Pascal was successful because it was
> easy and clear. Now it becomes complex and cluttered.
I can't agree with you...

If it wasn't for 'things to learn', Pascal would still be stuck 
at Borland Turbo Pascal 6 level (that's the one I remember learning at school). 

And since the 'novelties' of classes, interfaces (which nb. I can't 
seem to bend my head round yet) do increase complexity, that make the 
language look cluttered, some features designed to simplify managing 
the clutter should be welcome...
(and no, CodeTools and Lazarus ain't always the answer for everybody)

[case in point: the try...[except]...[finally]...[except]...end; I wrote about some time before]


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