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

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Feb 18 15:03:43 CET 2013

Sven Barth wrote:
> On 18.02.2013 12:19, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> On 2013-02-17 13:40, Frank Church wrote:
>>> 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.
>> That's why I created the following wiki page... for exactly that reason.
>> I spent lots of hours searching the repository history, matching
>> features to dates and releases. I stopped doing it since just before the
>> v1.0 release.
>>    http://wiki.freepascal.org/New_IDE_features_since
>> The whole point of that wiki page was also to use animated gifs to
>> visually show a feature - instead of reading a long and boring list of 
>> text.
> I'm glad you did create such a page. It's nice to read :) [and I did 
> learn the nice feature here and then through that page as well :) ]

I did some experimental hacking a couple of weeks ago which resulted in 
a list of all RTL functions with which FPC versions they appeared in. 
However what this really demonstrated was that trying to do it after the 
event is unreliable, this sort of thing really needs to go back to the 
original (XML or whatever) which might place unanticipated demands on 
the software doing the job if the format gets tweaked between versions.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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