"Skybuck Flying" <skybu...@hotmail.com
> Maybe this is a strange question but here goes:
> Why would not use Delphi for writing assembly language programs ?
I remember there were people who used Borland Pascal for this exact
purpose. They were excluding all libraries to make resulting executable
smaller. If I remember correctly, there was a possibility to recompile main
BP library to exclude almost everything (dummy EXE file was just few bytes
longer than dummy EXE file compiler and linked by MASM) and then use BP
compiler as assembler with some HLL functions, and some OOP support.
> Delphi support inlined assembler and assembler functions ! ;)
If I were doing Pascal nowadays, I would either stick with FPC or (more
likely) move to Ada, specifically, GNAT compiler. I definitely wouldn't do
Windows-only compiler, which is what Delphi is. Would you like to try Ada?
P.S. I wonder if Virtual Pascal compiler is still alive.