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Discussion on: What are your favorite less-common programming languages?

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Adam Mnemonic

I somewhat miss older versions of Delphi. I think that today it is impossible to develop application with native gui, no dependencies, small exe size and fast at the same time. Python is great and you can do a lot in it but it fails a little with gui and deployment.

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Andy George (he/him) Author

Wow I had completely forgotten about Delphi. I never used it, but I can still see those old Borland book + floppies bundles!

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David Dal Busco

Haha that flashback 👍🤩

Yes agree, it was pretty neat to be able to develop a native GUI so easily but I always had the feeling that the auto-generated code was waaaaay too verbose, so I don't miss it much in that sense 😉

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Adam Mnemonic

These times programming was lot faster even on slower computers :)

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magikfingerz • Edited

Well, if you miss the "old delphi feeling" you should try Lazarus/FreePascal, allows you to make almost the same things like Delphi: lazarus-ide.org/