[fpc-pascal]FPC vs. GPC

Aitor SantamarĂ­a Merino aitor.sm at wanadoo.es
Tue Jan 28 18:19:10 CET 2003

Andreas K. Foerster wrote:

>>GPC hardly knows any Delphi dialect features, and those are
>>the strong point of FPC (most of the development in language after 
>>1997 deals with Delphi extensions).
>Well, I never worked with Delphi. So maybe GPC is really better for me.
>BTW. the name FreeDelphi would fit better then.
In my understanding, Delphi is the "big box" with the IDE/RAD, toolkits, 
etc, whereas the language itself they use is ObjectPascal, so I don't 
think the name is wrong.  FreeObjectPascal is a bit too much :)
The only possible correspondence would be to call Lazarus FreeDelphi, 
but Delphi is for Windows only (under Linux it is Kylix, and Kylix 2.0 
is now C++ as well), whereas Lazarus is available for more platforms...


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