Thread: Is this true about Dev-C++?

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    Is this true about Dev-C++?

    I was told by a friend that dev-c++ was written in delphi. It this true?
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    >> RealityFusion

    FYI, this question is off-topic, and should've been posted in the General Discussions forum.
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
        return std::pow
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;

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    Wen Resu
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    Its true. and the source is avaible from the site
    anyway nothing wrong with delphi. the compiler engines is selectable, the interface is nice.
    I've doen some Delphi coding, its a nice language, but i prefer c++.
    I just don't like being shielded from API calls and what not, guewss i'm gues a control freak

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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    I also like Delphi, I use it whenever I want to put a front end on a database, much easier than VC++.

    >>> don't like being shielded from API calls and what not,

    You can call the API's from Delphi. VCL is like MFC, it wraps up the API's but if you know what you are doing you can access them just as easily.

    >>> this question is off-topic,

    Why, it's a technical question. On GD it's flame bait.
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    Wen Resu
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    Ya i know, but your not force too. i just like having control. plus i didn't liek borlands IDE. i menas it very good but just irked me that its realy ment to be a idustrial language. for quick project building
    hence the pre built thing.
    Hell you could make a MUD server without know thing about networking realy. just use INDY <i say MUD server as a maid one :P>
    Language is strong fast reliable Each to their own :P

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    *******argv[] - hu? darksaidin's Avatar
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    You are not being shielded from API calls in Delphi unless you want to be. Borland created the same kind of stuff Microsoft calls "Foundation Classes". You can use it or not. I prefered not to use it. Unfortunatly, the Delphi IDE is not so cool for people who don't need all those visual components.

    As for the language itself, Delphi is by far more powerful then C++ is (I fear no flames...) I really wish C++ used Delphi's unit system. It combines all that stuff C++ users call namespaces, makes headers unneccessary, greatly decreases compile times,....

    ... oh ya, compile times. I remember in Delphi the compile progress window was disabled by default. Why? Because almost everything compiled in the blink of an eye. Since I moved to C, I've been working on a small, simple 3D engine. It's a bit more than 200K of code now and yet it already takes about 30 seconds for a rebuild (this is with minGW - it may well be that MSVC++ is faster). With Delphi this would take a maximum of 1 or 2 seconds. If at all.

    The entire concept of separate compiler and linker, watching at codefragments instead of the entire code etc. is old and not very effective anymore. Well, it never was.
    Some days ago I had a look at "D" (by the maker of the Digital Mars C++ compiler). It's some kind of improved C++. At lot of that stuff that makes the difference between C and D reminds me of Delphi.

    Unfortunatly, C++ is the way to go. Microsoft simply doesn't release SDK's for Delphi. I guess I got to live with it.

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    Wen Resu
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    you hit the nail on the head.
    it was the IDE i didn't like.
    the same kind of IDE is avaible for C++, which i dont see as something i'd ever use. A friend, Alex Peter Kowalski, does a lot of Delphi programming ,and other languges, and has written soem very nice things using delphi.
    my m ain problem is i dont have the cash to shell out for a compiler <student :S> and c++ in my mind will give me more of a future in programers market, as more applications written in c++ then delphi
    anyway, i leave this post saying, What ever floats your boat

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