Linked by Joost van der Sluis on Mon 10th Sep 2007 16:03 UTC
General Development Recently, Free Pascal (FPC) version 2.2.0 was released. This open source Pascal compiler has - since its initial release in 1993 - grown to be one of the most sophisticated open source compilers available today. Daily, more programmers discover FPC and develop their applications in Object Pascal. Specifically, the development of Lazarus has contributed to this phenomenon: Lazarus is a graphical open source IDE for FPC, with an extensive tool kit to design graphical (GUI) applications.
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by evangs on Mon 10th Sep 2007 17:48 UTC
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One can wonder whether the speed of benchmarks says anything about real (graphical) applications. Comparing the response of the popular Java IDE Eclipse with the response of Lazarus will quickly convince one of the difference.

You compare and IDE that does background compilation, automatic syntax checking that not only checks the syntax but also offers solutions to said errors (via QuickFix), and also provides pretty much everything a developer can need to develop software, with a pretty barebones IDE. Is it any surprise that one consumes more memory and appears more sluggish than the other? What has this got to do with evil *waves hands about* JIT?

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