[Lazarus] rewriting of LConvEncoding

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 18:17:27 CEST 2010

On 24 September 2010 00:41, waldo kitty <wkitty42 at windstream.net> wrote:
> one must also remember and take into account that delphi compatibility is a
> goal... that FPC and Laz have the option and ability to move further than
> delphi is a plus but delphi compatibility is still a requirement...

And the downfall of Lazarus LCL.

> and what happens when delphi does add such capability? will your
> fix/enhancement be "updated" to match delphi?

And this is where the "being delphi compatible" pipe dream falls flat
on it's face! First we get bitched at for not contributing, then we
do, then delphi implements it in a totally different way (sometimes
years down the line - and sometimes I think on purpose in a different
way), then it is expected from us to break backward compatibility with
FPC itself, and rewrite features to be yet again delphi compatible. No
innovation - simply follow Delphi like lambs to the slaughterhouse.
That is NO WAY to run a FOSS project.

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit

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