[fpc-devel] Extend the libraries people!
john at johneb47.id.au
Fri Jun 10 05:41:14 CEST 2005
On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:41:30AM +0200, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, L505 wrote:
> > |
> > | | Do not look at delphi copyrighted source, but get info from public sources
> > | | like helpfiles for download on Borlands FTP etc.
> > | |
> > | | This should be enough to reconstruct a rough interface, details will then
> > | | later be found by testing real delphi code.
> > | |
> > |
> > | I was just wondering, are there any source code files that Borland company offers
> > | which doesn't have copyright and is public?
> > |
> > Another question: if someone already owns Delphi, they could compile any source code
> > from their Delphi CD with freepascal? Is this legal?
> > I'm not saying that you could distribute the sources, but you could compile it with
> > FPC? Or is that not legal?
> It is legal, as long as you don't distribute the sources.
> > For example.. one could try compiling the Delphi VCL as a Delphi product owner, but
> > not distribute the VCL sources themselves, just what was compiled?
> This is possible, what is more, it is being done.
I have several old books, with source code, covering TP6 in my library.
The most interesting one to me covers generic programming; eg. arrays, lists,
collections etc. These units are mainly implemented using objects and
manipulating data pointers. Will any of these be of interest to the list.
I will have to rework them to compile cleanly using FPC.
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