[Lazarus] Who is using Object Pascal in production?

Marcos Douglas B. Santos md at delfire.net
Mon Oct 30 12:13:47 CET 2017

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 1:47 AM, Dennis via Lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
> I use FPC/Lazarus to write a program trading software to trade
> futures/options. I chose it because I need it to run on windows and (maybe
> in future) Linux and Mac OS.
> Could not use Java,C# because garbage collection and JIT compiler might
> cause the program to freeze in the middle of critical trading, which is
> utterly unacceptable for trading.

Some people say the same about garbage collection, but others don't.
They tell the code could be wrong.
But I agree with you.

> FPC is also clean and easy to maintain and can actually do anything. I might
> lack some new syntax to speed up parallel programming or functional
> programming but those could still be achieved with a bit work.
> I don't want to invest in a new language just for a few new features but
> risk making some programming errors since I don't fully understand the
> language.
> Also, new languages come and gone so fast. I remember Flash's language was
> hot some years ago but now discarded.
> Also FPC's compile time is short compared to many other languages.

Thanks for sharing this.

Best regards,
Marcos Douglas

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