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FreeOS.com: Borland comes back to life

Nov 09, 2000, 08:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prakash Advani)

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"History's going to repeat itself, with Borland releasing for Linux their flagship product, Delphi. Claimed to be the fastest compiler available, it will surely speed up deployment of applications under Linux."

"Today, I'm going to tell you a story. It's about a company called Borland, now known as Inprise. But I prefer to call it Borland, since the name brings back old memories."

"In the 1970s, Philippe Kahn was working on the Pascal language in Switzerland. In 1982, he came to the USA. In those days, Pascal compilers were very expensive and cost a few thousand dollars. They were available only for mainframes. That made Philippe Kahn think back and write a Pascal compiler for PCs. He liked Pascal and want- ed the compiler to be affordable."

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