[Mono-devel-list] Pascal compiler?

Grant Hess granthes at localaccess.com
Mon Mar 14 21:48:04 EST 2005

Todd Berman wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 03:08 +0100, Willibald Krenn wrote:
>>In short, I'm still willing to take the task of doing some open source 
>>Delphi/Chrome/whatever compiler, but only if we have backing of Miguel. 
>>Otherwise this would be wasted time, as it seems that 'alia iacta erat' long 
>>before in the past. And no one told the mono community about it - or did you 
>>post any Chrome news on this list over the last few months? I can not remember a 
>>single post. If mono is that important for you, I guess you should have - not 
>>everyone on this list knows all the things Miguel knows or has decided..
> I have no interest in either pascal, delphi, or any of this, but for
> what it is worth the Chrome guys have been around for a while. They have
> spoken to me about MonoDevelop integration, and have posted many times
> on this mailing list. One of the guys hangs out in #mono very frequently
> too, so as far as 'not telling the mono community', I don't think that
> is accurate in the least.
> --Todd

This is quite interesting.  I've gone back and searched my archive of 
the list looking for references to Chrome, Pascal, Delphi, etc.

While I found several people asking if there was support for Pascal or 
if it was planned, there was not a single message about compatible, 
existing solutions.  Not commercial, open source, or even vaporware.

This doesn't mean that it didn't happen, my archive isn't all that old.

And to paraphrase Todd:

I have no interest in any  Proprietary, Closed Source, Compiler 
technology.  Closed Source without cost is just another way of promoting 
product lock-in, while giving warm-fuzzies to those who only look at the 
superficial level.

Oh well, I'll stop my rant now.


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