Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
The Delphi/Java link is simply incorrect. As someone who worked with Delphi when it first came out, (around the same time that Java did) I can assure you that Visual Pascal (which is what Delphi was) and Java had little in common.
Originally posted by David O'Meara:
I heard 'round the water cooler that the new version of VB has 'greatly' modified syntax that appears to be an intermediate step between the old VB and C# syntax. This is possibly as a scheme to force current VB developers to migrate to C#. Haven't touched VB in years so could anyone else comment?
Originally posted by Sahir Shibley:
Delphi is Object Pascal, never heard of a language called Visual Pascal. Over and above the similarities between all object oriented languages Delphi and Java have a lot more in common than Java and C++. A few of the similarities are the object reference model , RTTI , use of interfaces to implement (a sort of) multiple inheritance , abstract methods. I woudnt say that the object reference model was ripped off from Delphi because both languages probably ripped it off from Eiffel
[This message has been edited by Sahir Shibley (edited August 04, 2001).]
Originally posted by Anders Hejlberg:
Yep. I never heard of a language called Visual Pascal either