[fpc-pascal] D language and Object Pascal

Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Thu Oct 11 11:09:01 CEST 2007

Marco Ciampa wrote:
> Yes, it's so sad to see people that waste time reinventing the wheel...
To be fair to Walter, you have to look at his history. He wrote a lot of 
different compiler implementations over the years - this is pretty much 
what he's been doing *since* the time of Turbo Pascal. He was 
responsible for the Symantec C++ compiler, which has a lineage back to 
some old DOS compiler that was either the first or at least one of the 
first to implement C++ outside of the original implementation (the 
parser that parsed to plain C.) He also wrote the native Java compiler 
from the Visual Cafe for Windows product line (very nice compiler for 
its time.) Digital Mars C++ has a direct line back to Symantec C++ IIRC.

So D is Walter's, "done a lot of C style syntaxed compilers, but now I 
want one I actually like myself" trip. You need to forgive him for that. 
He was writing compilers when Florian was at Grade school ;-)


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