[fpc-devel] Templates / Generics

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Nov 8 10:12:37 CET 2005

> Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > I know Chrome is .NET oriented Delphians pet peeve, but compability wise it
> > is irrelevant. It is only interesting for Delphians that really leave
> > delphi(.net) behind, but then C# is a choice as well.
> So what you're saying is Chrome is only used by people who hate Borland 
> and hate Microsoft but still want .NET (for it's GC and library, I 
> assume) ? :-)

Roughly. I'd say
- they don't want C# because they are scared of C syntax.
- they don't like Delphi.NET because it is less Delphi.NET due to its win32
Afaik a very small group. Everybody seems to experiment with chrome, but I
hear only few people that actually use it. (and that means that uptake is 
really low, since even Delphi.NET is that popular, a lot of .NETties 
directly move to MS VS tools)

> Is Chrome not language (backward) compatible to Delphi.NET ? (I don't 
> know Chrome that well.)

Afaik, no. Chrome is not frpm Borland.

> I mean, if so, then people cannot migrate from 
> Delphi.NET to Chrome ... so I wonder how many people are using it then ?

I know none that use it for production use. All people that use Delphi.NET
seem to play with it, but I can't remember definite crossovers.

More information about the fpc-devel mailing list