Delphi underrated, IDE clues for Python

Caleb Hattingh caleb1 at
Sun Nov 28 03:58:56 CET 2004

thx, I already have and use PythonForDelphi (and am on the mailing list).

It works very well indeed, my impression is that Python-Delphi connection  
is even easier than Python-C integration (e.g. via SWIG, etc), due once  
again to the Delphi IDE.  Drag-n-drop in the IDE gets you python code in  
your delphi code, or delphi units/objects accessible in python.

However, Delphi is not platform indpendent (which is important for me as I  
use a different OS at work and at home), and I don't know if  
PythonForDelphi supports Kylix.  I am fairly sure it doesn't support  
Lazarus, which IS platform independent, but not as feature-rich as Delphi.

Btw, on the SHOOTOUT page, you'll see that the Delphi rank for LOC is 28.   
This number is pretty meaningless in practice because the IDE does a lot  
of code generation for you.  More interesting would have been to see the  
rank for LOC you have to type yourself...

On 27 Nov 2004 05:17:38 -0800, bearophile <bearophileHUGS at> wrote:

> Delphi is a very good language, and quite fast too:
> Caleb Hattingh>STILL...Having a Delphi-like IDE for Python would make me  
> giddy.
> Maybe here you can find a way to use both at the same time:
> Bearophile

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