[fpc-pascal] some new features to delphi prisem

Matt Emson memson.lists at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 22 14:05:06 CET 2010

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> IMHO Prism is not even Delphi. Just recycling of the brand.

Laying cards on the proverbial table, I don't think it was ever intended 
to be Delphi. RemObjects developed the compiler completely outside of 
Delphi for a number of years before the technology was licensed to 
become Prism. Fact. IIRC, they billed "Chrome" (then Oxygen) as a 
Pascal-like syntax refined for the .Net framework. It was the 
Codegear/Embarcadero licensing that first created Delphi Prism.

The syntax that Prism uses is a lot cleaner in many respects - 
especially removing the "procedure"/"function" conundrum and using 
instead "method". However, in other ways it is horrible and so I can 
also see why it is not something worth discussing further.

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