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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I don't mind being part of the "select few", but i defy anyone to come up with a more productive environment for doing desk top apps than Delphi, it has the grunt of C++ (fact) but smart enough to reference and dereference objects pointers. I'm an old hand at this coding stuff (i go back to the Burroughs L2000 days) i have done Cobol (gasp), RPGII, Assembler, C, C++, all manor of xBase Dialects (Clipper with Classy was nice), but none of them we're as nice to work with as Delphi.