• Pascal compilers

    From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to All on Wed May 25 21:32:00 2011
    Hi all -

    I've been curious to try out Pascal, and I was wondering, can anyone recommend a good modern Pascal compiler? I've also heard that Delphi is a continuation of Pascal, with object-oriented features. Is Delphi compatible with older Pascal source code?

    Nightfox

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  • From Silva Dolla@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Jun 30 23:54:00 2011
    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Nightfox to All on Wed May 25 2011 09:32 pm

    I've been curious to try out Pascal, and I was wondering, can anyone recomme a good modern Pascal compiler? I've also heard that Delphi is a continuatio of Pascal, with object-oriented features. Is Delphi compatible with older Pascal source code?


    Delphi is what I use. There's also Free Pascal http://www.freepascal.org/

    As far as compatibility goes, I'm not sure. I've only used Delphi professionally within the past 5 years. You'd be amazed at whats written in it. The one thing I really like about Delphi 5-7 is the native code. Talk about tiny! Especially if you roll your own forms with Win32 API calls...!
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Silva Dolla on Thu Aug 4 07:36:00 2011
    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Silva Dolla to Nightfox on Thu Jun 30 2011 23:54:18

    As far as compatibility goes, I'm not sure. I've only used Delphi professionally within the past 5 years. You'd be amazed at whats written in it. The one thing I really like about Delphi 5-7 is the native code. Talk about tiny! Especially if you roll your own forms with Win32 API calls...!

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that Skype is written in Delphi.. It sounds like something worth looking into. :)

    Nightfox

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  • From Silva Dolla@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Aug 4 13:38:00 2011
    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Nightfox to Silva Dolla on Thu Aug 04 2011 07:36 am

    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Silva Dolla to Nightfox on Thu Jun 30 2011 23:54:18

    As far as compatibility goes, I'm not sure. I've only used Delphi professionally within the past 5 years. You'd be amazed at whats written it. The one thing I really like about Delphi 5-7 is the native code. Ta about tiny! Especially if you roll your own forms with Win32 API calls..

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that Skype is written in Delphi.. It sounds like something worth looking into. :)

    Delphi is not dead! Don't believe anyone who says otherwise...

    Back in 08 I was part of a team where we created new and better ways to perform certain actions, which we subsequently able to patent... We determined since the way delphi generates native code, it was the best way to go.

    I will admit I was unable to write a proper device driver for windoze xp in delphi... I had to go back to good ole C...
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Silva Dolla on Sat Aug 6 11:46:00 2011
    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Silva Dolla to Nightfox on Thu Aug 04 2011 13:38:14

    Delphi is not dead! Don't believe anyone who says otherwise...

    Yeah, I've heard some people say Delphi/Pascal is their favorite programming language, or one of their favorites.

    Back in 08 I was part of a team where we created new and better ways to perf certain actions, which we subsequently able to patent... We determined sinc the way delphi generates native code, it was the best way to go.

    That's cool. I'm curious though, why Delphi rather than C++? C++ generates native code too.

    I will admit I was unable to write a proper device driver for windoze xp in delphi... I had to go back to good ole C...

    I imagine a device driver could be written in C++ too?

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  • From Silva Dolla@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Sat Aug 6 16:45:00 2011
    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Nightfox to Silva Dolla on Sat Aug 06 2011 11:46 am

    Yeah, I've heard some people say Delphi/Pascal is their favorite programming language, or one of their favorites.

    +1

    That's cool. I'm curious though, why Delphi rather than C++? C++ generates native code too.

    For me, I started with Pascal, and second, I'm an API programmer and by having all of the Win32 API calls already wrapped and ready to go, it makes my life much easier.

    I imagine a device driver could be written in C++ too?

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff554657(v=vs.85).aspx
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Silva Dolla on Sun Aug 7 10:57:00 2011
    Re: Pascal compilers
    By: Silva Dolla to Nightfox on Sat Aug 06 2011 16:45:33

    Yeah, I've heard some people say Delphi/Pascal is their favorite programm language, or one of their favorites.

    +1

    I should probably check it out some time.. That's one of the languages I've wanted to check out just out of curiosity, along with Ruby and Python (although I've already done a little bit with Python, and I like it).

    Nightfox

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