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LinuxPlanet: Kylix 3: Borland's Linux Delphi and C++ RAD is a Winner

Sep 09, 2002, 17:30 (32 Talkback[s])
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"If EMACS is your idea of a programming environment, Kylix will come as a shock. Many developers, weaned on Borland programming tools since Kylix's ancient ancestor 1983's Turbo Pascal on CP/M, will find that Kylix brings all the usual visual and rapid application development goodies they expect. Developers who cut their teeth on Windows programming environments like Microsoft's Visual Studio and has been hesitant about jumping into Linux because of its lack of similar tools no longer have any excuses.

"While Kylix on Linux has been around since March 2001, it hasn't been the most popular development environment simply because it only supported the Delphi language. While Delphi, essentially Pascal revamped and updated with objects, is very popular with Windows programmers, it's never been that popular on Linux. This is simply because Linux, and the Unix family before it, has always been the haven of C and C++ programmers.

"Now, however, Kylix answers the needs of most Linux programmers by fully supporting C++ with the same development environment. The result is a RAD that should quickly become Linux's most popular integrated development environment (IDE).."

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