[fpc-pascal] fpc-pascal Digest, Vol 133, Issue 4

Serguei TARASSOV serge at arbinada.com
Fri Jul 3 15:22:53 CEST 2015

On 03/07/2015 11:22, fpc-pascal-request at lists.freepascal.org wrote:
> Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:13:07 +0200 From: Michael Schnell 
> <mschnell at lumino.de> To: fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org Subject: Re: 
> [fpc-pascal] Delphi mode for new features? Message-ID: 
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> charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed On 07/01/2015 05:40 PM, Serguei 
> TARASSOV wrote:
>> >Are you agreed that more FPC is compatible with Delphi "by default",
>> >more users can use it without troubles and learning additional docs?
> Delphi is getting so horribly expensive (without noticeable benefit)
> that the user base is going to shrink dramatically. Hopefully some wile
> come over to fpc.
I would like to believe it but Embarcadero/Delphi announced the growth 
of users/client base 2 or 3 years ago, aren't they?
Clearly, Delphi is more advanced in GUI development (not only for VCL 
limited by Win32/64 but mostly for new cross-platform projects for 
mobile devices)  and have much more third-party GUI components vendors.

Opposite, I consider that the non-GUI cross-platform development in 
FPC/Lazarus is similar do Delphi at least. Debugging is less robust but 
the logging is the main approach to debug on server side.
The support of Linux is a considerable feature.
So I come to FPC on this side (with hundreds of thousands legacy Delphi 

> -Michael

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