Delphi Vs C++, a questions of why.

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    Delphi Vs C++, a questions of why.

    While still wondering which languages i should go deep into. I suddenly ran into delphi. Then after a little research i came here to ask some professional C++ programers what are your thought on it.

    The wide spread of C++........

    C++ has ISO and ANSI Standard. Object Pascal (OP) Hasn't.
    ( How ever M$ never put up a full ANSI and ISO standard compiler. So this isn't really a reason )
    Some programmers, while designning a languages, ( like many "next C++" ) would have many of the OP features. Some argue that OP is slightly better and not as complex. It is only lacking a Standard.

    And if M$ were to suport Delphi. I bet there would be at least 10x more people using it than now. Giving how easy everything is.

    Giving Delphi is easy with GUI, i was thinking if M$ has a product like that on C++, would the delphi programmer have a different opioin?

    Reading back on the forum after a search on delphi. A few point out that Delphi compile ?x faster than C++, giving a smaller exe file size ( Does that mean the program will be slightly more memory effient? )

    Let say if you could use Direct X 9 and other API as easy as VC++ in delphi, and put the "job" factor away where you need C++ for a leaving. Giving the answer as only a progammer, would you use Delphi, if not why?

    To an extand the reason i got really interest in delphi is that it could create a GUI as easy as VB while giving you the power of C. Many good program avalible are avalible on the web. Most of you will first think of is Dev C++, GKnot, Zoom Player.

    Then i ran across Bordland C++ Builder where it share the same VCL as Delphi. Which mean i think you do a GUI in C++ Builder the same as in Delphi. However i don't read there are many people using it either.

    Then i came to a conclusion. The more people uses onething (doesn't nesscerry has to be a programming languages, it could be anything ) it does = to that onething to the best. A lot of factor why Delphi and C++Builder didn't suceed is because of M$.
    What are your thought?

    And after i find out C++Builder, i am now thinking should i go with C++ Builder, or Delphi, or VC where many people uses it and lot of support...............

    God... these question can never seems to have an easy answer.

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    Re: Delphi Vs C++, a questions of why.

    Originally posted by iwod
    C++ has ISO and ANSI Standard. Object Pascal (OP) Hasn't.
    ( How ever M$ never put up a full ANSI and ISO standard compiler. So this isn't really a reason )
    I think you need to research a little more. Pascal had a standard long before C++. And MS have been working towards standard conformance of their products for as long as anyone else. In a recent article in Dr Dobbs Journal the latest version of Visual Studio scored very highly for standard conformance (and in a number of other areas). Don't be fooled by the fact that many people are still using Visual C++ 6.0, which pre-dates the ISO standard.

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    >>C++ has ISO and ANSI Standard. Object Pascal (OP) Hasn't.

    >>Pascal had a standard long before C++.

    Note that Pascal Standard does not support OOP. It's only a draft for Standard.
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