[fpc-pascal] Stack alias for ARC like memory management?

Alexander Grotewohl alex at dcclost.com
Wed Apr 25 17:07:12 CEST 2018

At work I've recently used Free Pascal to interface our accounting 
system to our WordPress WooCommerce store using Free Pascal's built in 
JSON support, fphttpclient, etc.

I could list off a bunch of new languages with goofy names that could 
have done it, but Free Pascal did it just fine.

Just a few years ago I might have been writing a wrapper around someone 
else's command line utility or trying to interface with some DLL file 
written in C/C++

That stuff is definitely a huge deal. :) (and to whomever might be 
reading this that worked on those, thanks!)

On 04/25/2018 10:18 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Apr 2018, Ryan Joseph wrote:
>>> On Apr 25, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Michael Van Canneyt 
>>> <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>> 'make it competitive with new entries in the market' is not a goal 
>>> of the
>>> free pascal team.
>>> This is a hobby project for most devs. Monetary gain is not a goal.
>>> Probably sounds like an anachronism in this day and age, but there 
>>> you are...
>> That’s what I thought initially.  I understand Pascal is a hobby for 
>> many
>> here and they’re doing their best to keep the language alive in the face
>> of an ever changing market.  Personally I just want Pascal to be the 
>> best
>> it can be so I can continue to use it in the future without making more
>> and more compromises in productivity.
> I want the same for pascal.
> But I really still need to see convincing evidence that language 
> features contribute to productivity.
> Available libraries for common programming tasks - and I mean this on 
> a high-level
> level - are infinitely more important, so I don't need to get down to the
> gory details of many tasks:
> * Creating a PDF. * Creating a good-looking report from Data. * Have 
> an API that reads google protocol data.
> * A good ORM/OPF.
> * Reading a smartcard.
> * Access a Google,Facebook,Twitter, MS or what-have-you-not REST API. 
> * A wizard that makes a Data entry form based on a TDataset or object.
> * Classes to make a REST API.
> * Classes to make/consume a SOAP service.
> * Code that transforms a JSON structure to object classes plus the 
> code to
> * read/write the JSON.
> These are things that make me win time.
> a low-level feature such as Memory management is really the least of 
> my worries. Use TComponent or reference counted interfaces if such 
> things bothers you.
> Michael.
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