[fpc-pascal] some new features to delphi prisem

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Feb 22 15:01:34 CET 2010

In our previous episode, Matt Emson said:
> 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.

Good. I just want to add that not every improvement (even if a real
consensus exists that it is better) is worth breaking compatibility for.

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