[fpc-pascal] OT a bit - Planet Object Pascal

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 17 14:52:28 CET 2013

On 17.02.2013 14:40, Frank Church wrote:
> On 17 February 2013 09:35, Florian Klämpfl <florian at freepascal.org> wrote:
>> Am 17.02.2013 09:55, schrieb ik:
>>> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Florian Klämpfl
>>> <florian at freepascal.org <mailto:florian at freepascal.org>> wrote:
>>>      Am 16.02.2013 20:45, schrieb geneb:
>>>      > On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 <tel:2013>, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>>      >
>>>      >>> I tried something like this before and I was suprised at the
>>>      dearth of
>>>      >>> Lazarus and FreePascal bloggers. Getting Lazarus and FPC developers,
>>>      >>> (let alone users) to blog about their experiences is like pulling
>>>      >>> teeth.I think a law should be passed requiring FPC users to blog
>>>      about
>>>      >>> their usage and experiences at least twice a year.
>>>      >>
>>>      >> Maybe not everyone is so enthousiast about blogs as you ?
>>>      >>
>>>      >> I agree with Florian; I prefer to work on FPC.
>>>      >
>>>      > While I can certainly understand your point of view, the more people
>>>      > that are talking about FPC and Lazarus, the more people that will
>>>      become
>>>      > exposed to it.
>>>      Isn't the svn rss feed not the best opportunity to talk about
>>>      fpc/lazarus :)?
>>> When I hear stuff like "sure pascal is cool but lack of good string
>>> support", I think that it is more self explanatory then anything.
>>> At the local open source community I'm a known evangelist for Object
>>> Pascal, and my blog is full of code, text etc, regarding stuff in object
>>> pascal.
>>> Some of the people over here that actually started using FPC/Lazarus
>>> arrived due to my blog posts, so spreading the word is very important imho.
>> It is. But some might code, others might evangelize. What I wanted to
>> say: those who are interested what happens in FPC in detail might follow
>> also the svn rss feed. There is simply no need for the developers to
>> blog about this.
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> To be fair to Michael and Florian, the compiler i.e. FPC is not  the
> same as the IDE Lazarus, which is the hub for most of the activity, so
> one can understand their outlook, but a bit of info from the leading
> lights of FPC every now and then would be appreciated :)
> My beef is mostly with Lazarus developers. They are more at fault here
> as a lot of the new features which make a good difference to
> productivity tend go unannounced or unnoticed.

It might not be related to Lazarus, but because of this I've started to 
write feature announcements for new and big changes (generic 
constraints, TThread extension, type helpers) so that users can see what 
new features were added to the compiler/the class libraries so that they 
can test them (and hopefully report bugs they find). Also I'm trying to 
give potential future developments so that they can see in what ways a 
feature could be improved.


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