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On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:49:35 +0100, "Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net> wrote: >> There was Delphi that's so different it's an entirely different >> language... > >It's not so entirely different IMO. AFAICT, it's more like the difference >between C and C++ I think. > > Well 'pure' pascal doesn't even have variable length strings... I remember painstaking hours trying to get stuff to compile by adding the required number of spaces to all my string parameters (and god help you if you wanted to read a string from the console!). No forward references, either, so you have to get the order of your procedure definitions *exactlly* right. I could go on, but I'm breaking into a cold sweat remembering it.... >as was the case in all previous releases. Most Delphians definitely were >proud of the Pascal heritage and didn't want to see it hushed up for >whatever reasons. The opposite of VB then... just try saying VB is Basic on a VB newsgroup! >I agree. The lack of a middle-ground SKU is by far the biggest problem with >Delphi. But it's unfortunately no use arguing about changing pricing schemes >and marketing strategies with a company that's been increasingly profitable >for the last 2,5 years... :( Didn't they go bust a couple of years ago? I remember the borland website started redirecting to a new company name and they stopped doing all their old software. They then came back, so presumably someone bought them. Or was it just a really abortive attempt to change their name? Tony