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: Important in windows programming
by Rif on Thu 19th May 2005 06:27 UTC

Get real. The real programming in windows has been in C/C++ for years now.

Stan, you need a reality check. A lot of welknown Windows applications are written in Delphi.

E.g. Skype the world most used Internet telephony - the Windows client is written in Delphi. Two of the best desktop search tools X1 and Copernic are both written in Delphi. PowerArchiver the most feature rich ZIP/archive tool is written in Delphi.

There is a list of Delphi made app here:
http://delphi.wikicities.com/wiki/Good_Quality_Applications_Built_W...