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    Smile Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Well, I'm a c language programmer ( or learner I can say ), I have seen someone using Delphi but would like to make software for Linux. I have come up with an idea that if gcc and some other IDE can support compiling Delphi that could be very good for developing application in Linux Desktop environment due to the high development efficiency of Delphi language.

    Is anyone agree with my opinion ?

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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Under Linux, there is FreePascal and Lazarus IDE. Lazarus able to convert projects Delphi to Lazarus project, and compile this. But - usually have to rewrite many parts of the project. So it may be easier to write with 0 for a new under lazarus, than to convert Delphi.
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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Borland used to try an push Delphi under Linux (Kylix), but they were not very successful. Check what CynicRus said, but I don't see Delphi picking up under Linux (or Windows for that matter).

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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    So Borland had made their approach to graft Delphi to Linux ?

    But I think Borland's compiler will less likely to become a built-in compiler, that would just make compiling harder for user to choose different compiler for different code, I wonder if it is possible that gcc team could make Delphi support. It is somehow helpful for a shorter developing time and also for a user -- less compiling time.

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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Ubuntu has the Free Pascal Compiler (fcp) and Lazarus IDE in the repos.
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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    I think you guys are good at programming, Can you please share is there any tricks in programming applications for Linux ?

    By the way, Does Delphi take its advantage in Linux ?

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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Quote Originally Posted by DaviesX View Post

    By the way, Does Delphi take its advantage in Linux ?
    Dephi , was end with Windows , the language you are using is PASCAL .
    It's a powerful and professionnal language ,but you have to change your
    APIs and referances from windows , I think this is the diffrence , GOOD LUCK !

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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Thanks. I am not using Pascal, just happened to see someone want to programme in Linux using Delphi

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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    Pascal really is all but dead these days. For a language that fills a similar niche and that Pascal programmers might like, see Python... it is much more current, modern and actually used.
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    Re: Does Linux try supporting any languages like Delphi(or pascal)

    I don't know where you get this idea from. Pascal is very much alive and if you want high quality GUI programs for Linux. the Lazarus IDE is very much superior to anything available for Linux. In fact Linux desktop programs suck because Linux has never had well featured GUI development tools. Lookup the Lazarus IDE and you will see that it is way better and helps you develop faster than may of the Linux development tools out there.
    Quote Originally Posted by CptPicard View Post
    Pascal really is all but dead these days. For a language that fills a similar niche and that Pascal programmers might like, see Python... it is much more current, modern and actually used.
    You may find it difficult to install, but once you get past that barrier you will see how powerful it is.

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