Delphi vs. Java,
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Posted 15 March 2002 - 05:06 PM
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Posted 16 March 2002 - 02:29 AM
Delphi, as you may know, uses OO Pascal and as such is compiled. Compile times under Delphi usually take only a fraction of the time of a C++ compile and the compiler is well written. The latest version comes with a LOT of components to get you started and websites like www.torry.net provide contributions from the community also. OpenGL headers are available (they come with it as standard) although they may be outdated. The Delphi JEDI project converts API''s and headers from other languages into Delphi for use in programs.
Delphi also lacks templates like Java, but is faster when running and compiling than Java, and has no garbage collection.
You may also want to take a look at C++Builder from Borland also, this allows you to use the same principles as Delphi, dragging a component onto a form and writing events for it, but using C++ instead of Pascal. Many of the files are interchangeable between C++Builder and Delphi anyway, certainly most components are anyway.
Java is also nice, but Borland JBuilder in my opinion is a little bit shitty.
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