Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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by snowflake on Mon 16th May 2005 21:21 UTC

t is only a small select few that use Delphi for any real projects.

I use it profesionally every day. The only negative thing about Delphi is that it doesn't run on Mac OS, other than that I think it is one of the most productive prgramming environments I've ever used (And before the python people have something to say, I teach python). For GUI work, Delphi wins hands down compared to thinks like SWING, SWT, GTK, QT.