[fpc-pascal] Object pascal language compatiblity - was: Does FPC 2.8.0 can actually still be called Pascal ?
henry.vermaak at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 15:25:35 CET 2013
On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 07:43:15AM -0600, Kenneth Cochran wrote:
> On Feb 28, 2013 5:23 AM, "Henry Vermaak" <henry.vermaak at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:45:08AM +0000, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> > > On 2013-02-28 09:28, Marc Pertron wrote:
> > > >
> > > > We need better optimisations at least as much as fancy 123.tostring.
> > >
> > >
> > > Bottom line.... optimisation work is just not as sexy and exciting as
> > > adding the latest Delphi/Java/C#/C language features. I guess we can't
> > > blame them for that.
> > An llvm target will move the optimisation burden away from fpc, which
> > would be very interesting.
> > Henry
> Ironically this is the direction Embarcadero is moving. They've already
> made the transition with their C/C++ compiler and there have been hints
> that Delphi is next. In a way it makes sense. They get an instant boost in
> runtime performance and can focus more of their resources on the compiler
> front end, libraries and IDE.
Not just performance, they gain access to all the architectures that
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