[fpc-pascal] Object pascal language compatiblity - was: Does FPC 2.8.0 can actually still be called Pascal ?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Feb 28 09:14:59 CET 2013

On Thu, 28 Feb 2013, Simon Kissel wrote:

>> exact same unit testing test suite using FPC 2.6.0 and Delphi 7. Running
>> those tests, again on the same system, the Delphi executable completes
>> the 180 tests in 2 seconds. The FPC binary took 18 seconds for the same
>> 180 tests!!!
> From our measures the Delphi and Kylix compilers in most cases
> on x86 produces code that is about in the order of 50% faster than FPC.

You mentioned that you would like to contribute to FPC.
Maybe this is an area where you can contribute: more aggressive optimizations.


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