The feature I'd most like to see in Delphi is....

Improve optimization of generated code

The Delphi compiler could generate more efficient assembly code if it would do some simple optimizations. Thing to look for : Make better use of the fact that lots of operations already set flags (so a comparison can be avoided). Improve in the register-allocation (don't do "MOV eax, ebx; SHL eax, cx" when eax will be re-used anyway - SHL ebx itself then). Don't emit opcodes that have already been emitted and will give the same result - try to re-use the previous result instead. Etc, etc.

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