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