Forever Loyal to Delphi
8/5/2005 4:27:15 PM
There's been a lot of talk recently (by Bob Coates, Nick Hodges, and Lino Tadros among others) about Borland and Delphi, and whether or not it would be better for Delphi to be spun-off as a separate company from Borland.
I do not pretend to know what's best for Delphi (in that regard), since I don't have a complete picture of everything involved in Borland and Delphi. But I can tell you this: no matter if or what will happen, I will remain loyal to Delphi.
I love Borland as a company and especially the people that work there, but mainly for what Borland has produced over the years (which started for me with Turbo Pascal version 2). I've dedicated my life to Borland Pascal and Delphi, including Delphi derived products like Delphi's sister C++Builder, little brother Kylix and sibling C#Builder. I cannot imagine my life without Delphi (and if you don't believe me, ask my son Erik Mark Pascal, or my daughter Natasha Louise Delphine).
So whether it remains Borland, or will be a Delphi Inc., I'm not sure I care that much. I care about Delphi, and I will continue to support Delphi and Delphi developers forever (which is a mighty long time, I know).
Groetjes, Bob Swart