[Lazarus] In the event anyone want to read social reactions to FPC 3.0

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[Lazarus] In the event anyone want to read social reactions to FPC 3.0

Anthony Walter
If anyone is curious about what programming world social network reactions are to the Free Pascal 3.0.0, this thread on reddit /r/ programming was #1 for a few hours Today:

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/3ua93i/free_pascal_compiler_300_is_now_released/

It would probably be a good idea to read through the comments and see if our community can build on some of the positive or negative remarks.

I read through the comments while generally they were mostly very positive, a few people commented on execution speed or some lack of language features like advanced RTTI or anonymous methods.

I think it would be productive for the Free Pascal Community to possibly address the positive and negative. For example with regards to execution speed, it could be pointed out that the FPC has excellent BASM and native code integration. Reusing native system libraries is very easy with FPC, especially given how the PME (properties, methods, events) make for creating superior wrapper classes.

Anyhow, for the American mailing list subscribers out there, have a happy Thanksgiving Day and thanks go out to the Free Pascal team!

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Re: [Lazarus] In the event anyone want to read social reactions to FPC 3.0

Kostas Michalopoulos
I read all comments and didn't notice any mention of performance for Free Pascal. All mentions i saw were for Python.

FWIW i visit Reddit all the time and this is probably by far the most "positivity filled" release - and there was almost no mention of "ah Pascal, this reminds me of my youth days when <insert story from the 80s here>" which seem to be very common when Free Pascal or Lazarus are mentioned :-P. There were a couple of those on the Hacker News thread though :-).


On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:42 AM, Anthony Walter <[hidden email]> wrote:
If anyone is curious about what programming world social network reactions are to the Free Pascal 3.0.0, this thread on reddit /r/ programming was #1 for a few hours Today:

http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/3ua93i/free_pascal_compiler_300_is_now_released/

It would probably be a good idea to read through the comments and see if our community can build on some of the positive or negative remarks.

I read through the comments while generally they were mostly very positive, a few people commented on execution speed or some lack of language features like advanced RTTI or anonymous methods.

I think it would be productive for the Free Pascal Community to possibly address the positive and negative. For example with regards to execution speed, it could be pointed out that the FPC has excellent BASM and native code integration. Reusing native system libraries is very easy with FPC, especially given how the PME (properties, methods, events) make for creating superior wrapper classes.

Anyhow, for the American mailing list subscribers out there, have a happy Thanksgiving Day and thanks go out to the Free Pascal team!

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Re: [Lazarus] In the event anyone want to read social reactions to FPC 3.0

Anthony Walter
Some people have edited their comments which is why the slow remark is no longer there.

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Re: [Lazarus] In the event anyone want to read social reactions to FPC 3.0

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> Some people have edited their comments which is why the slow remark is no longer there

Does that mean now the admit that FPC is FAST?
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Re: [Lazarus] In the event anyone want to read social reactions to FPC 3.0

Ondrej Pokorny
On 27.11.2015 06:38, leledumbo wrote:
>> Some people have edited their comments which is why the slow remark is no
> longer there
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> Does that mean now the admit that FPC is FAST?

How could anyone know anybody else's intentions?

Ondrej

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