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J. KouraklisDelphi Quick Syntax Referencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6112-5_1

1. Delphi Pascal

John Kouraklis1 
London, UK

Delphi Pascal or, simply, Delphi is the most popular version of Object Pascal which, in turn, is an extension of the classic Pascal programming language (Cantu, 2016). This chapter introduces the basic concepts of the language.

Delphi As a Programming Language

Delphi is a general-purpose programming language. As a Pascal descendent, it draws its strong typing and syntactical characteristics from the original Pascal language developed by Niklaus Wirth in the early 1970s, but it, loosely, relates to the ISO standard Pascal (i.e., it is not a superset). Over the past decades, Delphi has evolved, and ...

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