[Lazarus] Anders Hejlsberg interview

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jul 16 12:46:45 CEST 2013

On Tue, 16 Jul 2013, Howard Page-Clark wrote:

> People may be interested to listen to this 20 minute interview with Anders 
> (and a MS colleague named Steve Lucco) in which they discuss Java, 
> Javascript, C#, Typescript, XMl...
> http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/619759/CodeProject-interviews-Anders-Hejlsberg-and-Steve
> They also mention Microsoft's interest in "outreach to the broader 
> development community" (i. e. non-Windows), and their view that Javascript is 
> the only real cross-platform language.
> (Anders was the original architect of Delphi, now the chief architect of C#).

And he is now the architect of the new Microsoft Javascript engine.

Which helps explain why they have this view, which is strange to say the least.

Java was cross-platform long before Javascript. 
But they don't own it, which is the major obstacle for M$ to adopt it.

It's always useful to have this kind of information in your head to put things in perspective.

This talk is not so innocent as it may seem.


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