[fpc-pascal]Kylix and M68k Port

Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Thu Nov 30 16:39:25 CET 2000

>The original post was quite lucid and well written, but I think you missed
>the intent of it. He was merely pointing out what most of us can plainly
>see; that we're a minority. Like it or not that fact is irrefutable. True,

>some people seem to follow the masses and use whatever is in vogue, but the

>numbers are certainly not in our favor. That doesn't make it right or
>wrong, it's just the way it is.

I personally think that the problem started when Borland released Delphi. They
really should have marketed it as a Pascal product - instead of a VB killer.

You're of course right in many ways, but having stated that Delphi probably
helped to kill Pascal (once Turbo Pascal become an unsupported product, many
Universities moved to C and C++), I would still love to see a 100% Delphi comapatible
compiler for multiple systems. My prefference ;) OO rules, pointers suck, and
the way Delphi tries to eliminate the ^ and @ makes me very happy. Horses for
courses anyway


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