Ralf A. Quint ralf at aztechvision.net
Mon Aug 27 00:49:42 CEST 2001

At 12:27 AM 08/27/2001 +0200, you wrote:
>Thanks for this referencem it was REALLY interesting. So as it seems
>that Delphi is not making up something really new, is there some kind
>of similar standard document that defines the INTERFACE/IMPLEMENTATION
>and in general the structure of Units as something "standard", and not
>just an invenction by Borland? (I think these are not part of the
>standard Pascal language, but I might be wrong! ;-))
Well, the unit concept is no invention of Borland, is has been in fact 
adopted from the UCSD Pascal (and implemented in the descending 
implementation of HP Pascal and Apple Pascal as well), which AFAIK, was the 
first Pascal implementation to use such constructs. But to my knowledge, 
there was never an official "standard" for this, though i don't know the 
ANSI specs for Pascal and Extended Pascal to the full extend....


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