[lazarus] Delphi incompatibility

Kevin Berry kevinbe71 at yahoo.com
Fri May 12 13:45:07 EDT 2000

Good points.  I was envisaging a scenario where you
work hand-in-hand with Delphi and Lazarus.  In the C++
realm people sometimes use one C++ compiler for one
bit of an application and another for a different part
of the app.  You can pick and choose.  Of course, that
doesn't usually extend to the GUI...

I agree that where improvements can be made they
should be made.  Borland is obviously going to have to
make changes to Delphi as we know it for Kylix and I'm
sure the VCL will look quite different.  We obviously
can't foresee the changes they're going to make
either, so Delphi-compatibility is probably less
important when you get down the finer details anyway.


> I agree and have been vocal about this from the
> beginning. I think that
> Delphi should be the pattern we follow but it
> doesn't need to match it
> to the exact letter. The idea of being able to port
> Delphi code isn't so
> that it can always work in BOTH Lazarus and Delphi
> at the same time. It
> is to ease the porting to Lazarus. We would expect
> that once you port a
> Delphi application to Lazarus you would continue to
> use the ported
> version in Lazarus for Linux AND Windows. Why
> continue to use Delphi if
> Lazarus allows you to perform the same thing in both
> platforms without
> any more porting.
> Now of course there are going to be ALOT of Delphi
> snippets that just
> will not port in the near future and will require
> the developer to
> continue to use Delphi. I'm thinking of things like
> OCX, ActiveX or
> whatever Microsoft wants to call them this week.    
> :-)
> But if you are using those thing they will never
> port directly to Linux
> anyway so the need for the exact porting of Delphi
> when using those
> types of things is meaningless.
> -- 
> ==== Programming my first best destiny! ====
> Michael A. Hess      Miracle Concepts, Inc.
> mhess at miraclec.com   http://www.miraclec.com

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