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Thaddy

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25 years of FreePascal
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:37:46 pm »
Freepascal has grown of age (25) even before my eldest daughter (still 24).
I think a huge compliment is due to Florian and the other compiler devs for building, maintaining, documenting, hosting and pursuing new features.
This is almost unparalleled with such a small team.
Congratulations and may many years of such achievements follow...

Florian, you have created the single most open source project that I truly like and that really touches my heart.

Thank you. (And the rest of the team....)

Thaddy
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 06:41:09 pm »
congratulations on my part too. You have given possibilities to many people.

Nitorami

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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:48:21 pm »
I wish I had discovered fpc 25 years ago, instead of trying to work around turbo pascal's limitations - 64k limit. 16bit making longint operations painfully slow. 8 character file names. No dynamic arrays. No operator overloading. Delay bug in crt unit. And many others I did not even perceive as limitation before I started with FPC.

Congratulations and big thanks to the developers from my side, too !

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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 07:47:51 pm »
Long live Free Pascal, the developers who breathe life into it, and this community that molds and shapes its form. Excellent stuff fosho!
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 09:36:35 pm »
Congratulations and thanks to Florian and all other developers! You gave a treat to all mankind.
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:45:20 pm »
Congratulations and compliments for a wonderful product to Florian and all developers and maintainers.  ;D
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 09:55:54 pm »
25 years is very good! I hope I can still program with FPC when I'm 80! :)
Thanks to all the FPC team!
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 02:11:29 am »
Thank you the development teams, both FPC and Lazarus.

You give the old, but graceful, language new life. I like to read/write meaningful words rather than symbol and hate some short, but weird, syntax. I love Pascal and you make it powerful.

Thank you again for such good projects!

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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 06:47:30 am »
Thanks to Florian and his great idea 25 yrs back. Also thanks to all people for the support in this long time.

Andreas

BTW: I understand his motivation at this time, because i have worked/started  with TurboPascal 3.0 under CP/M :-)
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 11:52:56 am »
Congratulations to the whole team !! :)
I love FreePascal and Lazarus.
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 11:59:40 am »
Thank-you very much. :)
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 12:03:09 pm »
Indeed. Without FreePascal and Lazarus, I don't know if I would still be able to program in Pascal.
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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 12:48:20 pm »
The most rewarding parts of my career as a programmer have been working with FreePascal and Lazarus.  Thank you indeed!

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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 01:06:38 pm »
I thought Delphi was wonderful when it came out. When I found fpc and Lazarus, I was a little dubious. Now, I have been using them longer than any other environment. Thanks for such a brilliant programming environment and a language and compiler that work so well and are so much easier than the others.

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Re: 25 years of FreePascal
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 03:06:44 pm »
Many thanks to the developers for an awesome product and to the contributors to this forum for their help in keeping the interest in FPC/Lazarus alive. Hats off to you all.

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