[Lazarus] Who is using Object Pascal in production?

Marcos Douglas B. Santos md at delfire.net
Sat Oct 28 22:16:48 CEST 2017

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:39 PM, Michael Thompson
<mike.cornflake at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm no longer a commercial developer.  However, I continue to carry Lazarus
> around on a USB key.  I frequently work away from home, but where-ever I am,
> whatever I'm working on, I can develop tools to make data processing easier.

I do the same. I have a portable HD with all my environment that is
synchronized every week. It is simple to maintain and portable.
I've never tried do the same with C# or Java environments... :)

> Why Laz/fpc?  wiki/forum/mailing list always have the answers, and there's a
> great community.  Lazarus & Freepascal are both strong mature tools.

I agree.
But, being a "advocate of the devil" and considering other
languages/environments, don't you agree that  Lazarus & Freepascal
could be just a "drop of water in the whole ocean"?

> Wonderful set of packages ship with Lazarus - far more than I need. I also
> carry around CCR (I recently used fpspreadsheet for the first time - awesome
> product).  Only library I use that's not provided as part of the Lazarus
> package is ZEOS for it's Oracle connection.
> I keep being surprised by Lazarus. Just keeps going from strength to
> strength.

Yeah. Lazarus and FPC is growing faster nowadays.

Best regards,
Marcos Douglas

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