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May. 28th, 2008 (UTC)

Borland tried to make Delphi on Linux. It was Kylix and was a spectacular failure. The main issue is that the compiler was proprietary.

There are 2 implementation of Pascal in Free Software and at least one of them implement the Delphi extensions to object pascal:

The other seems to be willing to standardize on something:

Having done programming in Modula-2 I can attest that C is sometime very clumsy and too low level and Modula-2 provided a lot of facilities impossible to get with C.
C++ is a different story, but in a lot of cases it is probably not the right tool, despite the fact there is nothing else (ie Java or C# are far too slow / bloat, thanks to the VM). And that's a niche that could full-filled.

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