[Lazarus] [ANN] Xavier for XML — Compatible with FPC and Delphi

Marcos Douglas B. Santos md at delfire.net
Sun Sep 24 15:00:45 CEST 2017

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 5:25 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys via Lazarus
<lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
> On 2017-09-21 04:06, Marcos Douglas B. Santos via Lazarus wrote:
>> Nah... most of them know nothing about true OOP.
>> They believe that an object is a "record" with getters and setters...
>> anyway.
> If I understand you correctly... referring to Java developers, then that is
> a totally wrong generalisation.

Ok, I will rephrase: most that I know, met, or that I read an article
or comment on the internet.

>> As you said, each his own style. What is more important is keeping
>> this excellent community united, around that great language called
>> Object Pascal.
> I love Object Pascal too, and have a real soft spot for it (and always
> will). But G*D damn, Java is brilliant too. Not just Java the language, but
> the millions of frameworks and tools built around it too (JPA, Spring Boot,
> Jenkins, Maven etc). Also the understated Java Annotations are unbelievably
> powerful and can (and does) reduce the amount of boilerplate code
> tremendously(*).
> FPC doesn't even cover the most basic of things - no decent debugger that
> can handle all the Object Pascal language features. :-/

Unfortunately, I have to agree about the debugger.  :(

> * Take a gander at how much Java Annotations reduced boiler plate code
>   using JPA in EJB 3.0 and later vs EJB 2.1 which didn't use
>   annotations.
> http://web.archive.org/web/20100731223045/http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/javaee/jpa-137156.html


Marcos Douglas

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