But if you see at Programming Enviroment at IBM ACM ICPC (the biggest team student contest in the world):There is only Java and C++ available now:(And I can remember that I participated in a quarter-final with Delphi in 2004 and 2005.So Pascal was kicked out from a contest...
I honestly don't believe Object Pascal (Delphi/Lazarus) can regain the mindshare of the corporate world except if it has backers with very deep pockets and considerable influence (e.g an Oracle-like backer).That said, I love it more than any other language I've programmed with (believe me, I've tried many). It is still my language of choice when it comes to creating solutions with low cost, minimum installation problems & low administration requirements e.g desktop & LAN applications. I like the structure & program logic of pascal programs. That's why I keep coming back.At the enterprise level, Java rules but Pascal has its compelling arguments in the middle market, not-for-profit market space.
Microsoft maintains dominance by making applications rely on dot net. FPC is a good way to dislodge part of that dominance.
QuoteMicrosoft maintains dominance by making applications rely on dot net. FPC is a good way to dislodge part of that dominance.It is rumored that .Net was made possible because Microsoft bailed out Embarcaderro who was in a financial bind. The deal was that Microsoft could produce .Net and not be sued by Embarcaderro. Why?Because .Net is simply MICROSOFT'S VERSION OF DELPHI....that is all .Net is.I'm telling you. ObjectPascal is King of the Hill...and always has been.
Was there some agreement like that? Wouldn't surprise me a bit. Are you saying twenty years from now or 20 years ago?
...M$ took from Borland the fellow that wrote Turbo Pascal ...
Quote...M$ took from Borland the fellow that wrote Turbo Pascal ...Philippe Kahn, perhaps?