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

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Feb 17 18:45:50 CET 2013

Am 17.02.2013 18:10, schrieb ik:
>> For what? For the fun? FPC is probably by far the most successful non
>> company supported oss compiler so I'am sure I know what is important.
> Yes to solve everything but keep it for yourself :P

Wrong: FPC is OSS so I don't keep it for myself, if people cannot read
svn rss feeds or release announcement, well, I cannot help.

> Nice, Pascal is at the same level of usage and exposure as gcc, Linux
> kernel and llvm,

And you think some fancy webpage filled with java script (which is
turned off in my browser) would change this?

>>> It's not easy to find documentation for things, some are at the wiki,
>> A compiler is not a toy, and I know that serious programmers find the
>> needed docs.
> Sure that compile is a toy, it can't do much, just parse something and
> move it to be something else :P

Well, then it's also fine not to waste time with docs. People like to
discover new stuff in their toys.

> And documentation should be at one place, including new features,
> workarounds etc... for old versions.

Possible, and who should do this work?

> Look at:
> http://ruby-doc.org/
> http://www.python.org/doc/
> http://perldoc.perl.org/
> http://golang.org/doc/
> http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/
> http://docs.embarcadero.com/products/rad_studio/
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/JavaScript
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/
> https://developers.google.com/
> Should I continue, or do you get my point ?

Yes, I got it: you compare fpc docs written by a few people in their
spare leisure time with docs written and maintaned mainly by multi
billion companies existing for decades.

>> FPC is still growing so what is your point?
> If a tree fall in the forest and no one hear about it, did it made a sound ?
> My point is that features are good, but when on one knows about it, then
> what's the point of it all ?

So what do you miss in the 2.6.0 news post? What do you miss in the
android news post?

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