I was doing some Delphi coding earlier this week and was reminded of the fact that the
Borland Inprise Borland Codegear… OK, let me try that again. I was doing some Delphi coding earlier this week and I had noticed (before) that the former Borland tools were bought up by Embarcadero Technologies. I could say this nicely, but lets keep it friendly for now1: at least the designer of Delphi (and earlier Pascal compilers) ended up designing the C# language and .Net Framework (see also The Borland Conspiracy Theory). I only wished that the Pascal language designers had done away with the silly ‘assignment’ syntax (:=): you know, with this emerging emoticons craze on these Internets I could say it slightly resembles a guy growing a thick beard. Oh wait, this just came through my earpiece: the emoticons craze is so early 90s.
1 Though, programming in Delphi taught me to write solid leak-free code, I guess. Oh the joys of freeing up objects yourself