Wednesday, January 19, 2005

FastCoder's 2004 New Year's Speech

The fine FastCoder hackers residing over in the borland.public.delphi.language.basm newsgroup have summarised their activity in the past year. The highlights are:

  • John O'Harrow is the contributor of the most and best FastCode challenge entries (winning a Delphi 2005 Pro)
  • Three FastCode routines were included in the updated Win32 RTL in Delphi 2005 (CompareText, Int64Div and FillChar)
  • 16 challenges were completed
  • The best AnsiStringReplace routine is now some 17 times (!!!) faster than the Delphi RTL StringReplace function
  • A new major challenge is writing an improved memory manager (faster, less fragmentation, better multi-CPU performance, using less memory)
  • A 64-bit version of Delphi is desired

Read the whole speech here. Keep up the good work, FastCoders!

1 comment:

rudy velthuis said...

Kudos to the FastCoders. They do a tremendous job. I hope we will see more of them in a future version of Delphi.

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