3rd party units (was: OS wars)
Prof Abimbola Olowofoyeku (The African Chief)
chief at greatchief.plus.com
Sat Jul 31 22:54:49 CEST 2010
On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 13:48 +0200, Andreas K. Foerster wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 09:12:14AM +0200, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> > With GPC this hasn't happened much. Even if working on the GPC
> > compiler itself was difficult due to its backend dependency, this
> > was no reason to prevent contributions to Pascal units, both the
> > units that come with GPC, including most of its runtime system, and
> > 3rd party units or applications (e.g. IDEs). But this happened only
> > to a small degree. I can only speculate on why, whether it's
> > mentality (as expressed in statements such as the above), or that
> > everyone is just too busy working on their in-house applications, or
> > even the large array of dialects that GPC supports (which are
> > normally thought of as an asset, but may have become a problem in
> > that they stifle cooperation between users if everybody uses their
> > own set of features).
> Or those units are just not well known. ;-)
> So may I take the chance to remind you, that I still offer GPC and FPC
> bindings for my project AKFAvatar.
> AKFAvatar is a graphical frontend for programs. An avatar appears on the
> screen and tells things written in a balloon. Writing programs for AKFAvatar
> is as easy as writing for the command line, but it looks much better.
Looks like it could be useful. Any screen shots to see what it actually
looks like in real usage?
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