Why is my car not made in Lazarus?
why is lazarus not made in delphi?
Free Pascal emerged when Borland made it clear that Borland Pascal development for DOS would stop with version 7, to be replaced by a Windows-only product, which later became Delphi.Student Florian Paul Klämpfl began developing his own compiler, written in the Turbo Pascal dialect, and produced 32-bit code for the GO32v1 DOS extender, which was used and developed by the DJ's GNU Programming Platform (DJGPP) project at that time.Originally, the compiler was a 16-bit DOS executable compiled by Turbo Pascal. After two years, the compiler was able to compile itself and became a 32-bit executable.
If Delphi would have existed then yes, FPC would probably have been written in Delphi and not TP.