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I have been using Delphi 4 for a little more than 2 years.  I used Delphi 2 for 2 1/2 years before that. I have never used Delphi 3, 5, or 6.

This question is mostly just out of curiosity, for those who have used all versions.  In your opinion...

Which version of Delphi made the biggest jump from the previous version (i.e. the biggest, most significant improvement)?  Excluding Delphi 1 to 2 of course, which is obvious...

Which version made the least significant improvement?
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by:kretzschmar
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i would say delphi 5, but i've not used delphi 6 yet

also the jump from d2 to d3 was significant

as d4 is a bit disappointed

just my opinion
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D1 -> D2: Big changes, 16bit -> 32bit, Win3.11 -> Win95/NT
D2 -> D3: Big changes, most important for me: keyword "interface"
D3 -> D4: Big changes, a lot of language extensions, overloading, predefined parameters, int64 and much more
D4 -> D5: Did anything change? Hmmm...
D5 -> D6: Did anything change? Hmmm...

Probably the last two comments would change, if I would be doing database and/or web application development. If I would use the CS version, perhaps. But for me as a common win32 application (and low-level system hack) programmer neither D5, nor D6 didn't change anything significant.

meikl, why was D4 disappointing? For me D4 was GREAT. I love all those language extensions, do you not?

Regards, Madshi.
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by:kretzschmar
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d4 was terrible buggy in the db part,
and yes i love the extensions too :-)
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thanks to both of you for your input
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