Microsoft Patents 'IsNot'

Paul Robson autismuk at
Tue Nov 23 08:09:10 CET 2004

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:53:37 +0000, Lenard Lindstrom wrote:

> No, Claim-2 refers to a "BASIC-derived programming language". Description 42
> claims "BORLAND DELPHI" is such a "BASIC-like or BASIC-derived language". Now I
> have not used Delphi but understand it is a kind of Pascal.

Delphi *is* Pascal - or Borland's variant of it anyway. 

It's an extension of Object Pascal, which came in with Turbo Pascal 5.5
and was (I think) designed by the guy responsible for the C# design,
Andreas Heiljberg (?).

I bought a copy of this in I reckon about 1986ish. Visual Basic debuted in

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