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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RE:a small select few that use Delphi for any real projects.
by snorkel on Mon 16th May 2005 21:23 UTC

What a load of crap.
Delphi is used for MAJOR projects all the time, you probaly use software created by Delphi right now and don't know it.

Homesite from macromedia is one, Epop(,
Lightning Messenger(
All the EMS tools (
it boggles the mind the amount of really big projects that use

There is also work being done on a Free Pascal plugin that will
compile Delphi code from the Delphi IDE.
Lazarus is nice, but it needs tons more work to be used for production.