What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
- From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1594
So what do you call the language we use in the Delphi native IDE?
What is the language used in Delphi native?
- Object Pascal (48%, 264 Votes)
- Delphi (45%, 248 Votes)
- Pascal (8%, 43 Votes)
Total Voters: 555
So far the voting is neck in neck between Delphi and Object Pascal.
In my opinion the history is Pascal evolved into Object Pascal, which evolved into Delphi. It seems to me that Delphi is to Pascal in the same way that C++ is to C. They both add objects and other language extensions as well as a standard library. Sure Object Pascal extends the Pascal language, but Delphi adds even more langauge extensions and also the standard libraries of the RTL and the VCL.
I know every C/C++ programmer I have known is very strict about referring to the language by the appropriate name, be it C or C++. Are we being more specific by referring to it as Delphi, Object Pascal or Pascal?
I used to always called it Object Pascal, but I think Delphi is the way to go now. How about you? Let me know why in the comments.
That which we call Delphi, by any other name would be as productive!