I want to write a software

Posted on 2001-08-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I know a programming language called Perl.

Is Delphi hard to learn?

Where can I download a Delphi compiler?
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ID: 6403409 - you can download Delphi 6 Personal Edition

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And compared to PERL, I would say Delphi is childs play.  Just my opinion though :)

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I am new (relatively) to Delphi also, but have been playing around with it for some time.

It is not difficult to learn the Pascal language and the structure, even though I needed some time to understand the need for interface vs. implementation.

Delphi is a very powerful tool, and my main problem is finding the right combination of components and/or attributes to make my application do what I want it to.

The examples do not cover everything, and my most recent example is the command Flush, which - when I finally found out that I needed to use it - then I could not find the relevant help that I needed in the Help file.

The solution to my problem was given here at ExpertsExchange. That is another strength of Delpi: there is a lot of help to be found, but you have to look for it.

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I think that if you can program in perl you won't have too many problems using delphi... EE is a good place to ask questions.. also the usenet newsgroups at Borland are helpful :-)
There is a huge list of delphi questions and links to answers on a big searchable webpage..something like 3000 of them...but I can't seem to find the URL.. maybe someone else remembers it and will post it here...  that page helped me a LOT when I was first learning delphi :-)

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It will be easy to learn, but it will be hard to switch. =)
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for Gwena's Comment -
there's the Borland Community for Delphi at,1419,1,00.html
or the whole deal at
a delphi "How To" site is at

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This is the link I was thinking of...
Lots of really great links to delphi tips
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Mohammed Nasman earned 50 total points
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I post this comment before for some one need help for Delphi, so here's it :

Look at the Dolphin Delphi tutorial site, this site give you a good start with delphi, from the basic

topics to the advanced topics:

also visit Beginners Delphi Corner

I recommended Mastering Delphi 5 book, it's very good to start with delphi

there are also alot of site posted in this question, go to see them at :

Best regards
Mohammed Nasman

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I think Delphi is hard to Perl,there's lots of tech
it use.and u can download a delphi 6 on the borland website or

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