[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 19:46:31 CET 2013

On Thu, 28 Feb 2013, Florian Klämpfl wrote:

> Am 28.02.2013 01:16, schrieb Simon Kissel:
>> All this being said: I know that FPC is not after business goals.
>> But not damaging the ecosystem FPC works in helps everyone using
>> Object Pascal, no matter if they are after commercial goals or not.
> The mission goal of FPC is to provide an OSS pascal compiler in a
> community effort by pascal users so this implicitly means that we try to
> avoid to destroy the ecosystem we are living in. So FPC tries also to
> support as much as possible pascal dialects. Actually, nothing prevents
> people to provide a completly rewritten rtl throwing old stuff away but
> it must live together with the existing one.
> Staying with the bazaar and cathedral metapher: one can always build up
> his own market stand in FPC's bazaar. But one cannot come with a big
> bulldozer and remove other people's stand to make room for the own stand.

Nice metaphor :-)

Well put.


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