悲剧的Delphi

今天看到Delphi编译器的维护人员BARRY KELLY的一条博文,称放弃Delphi编译器的开发工作并从Embarcadero辞职:

消息来源:http://blog.barrkel.com/2012/09/moving-on.html

Moving On

An update: I've left Embarcadero Technologies.

There's a lot of reasons. I was in the same position for more than six
years, but I didn't necessarily want to be pigeonholed as a compiler
guy. I was working remotely from London, with all the downsides that
remote working entails: relative lack of camaraderie, out of sight /
out of mind, disconnection from the actually quite vibrant local tech
scene (I live about 3 miles from Old Street roundabout). But more than
anything else, I'd fallen out of love with Delphi, and could no longer
motivate myself to try and make it better - the gap I'd try to bridge
would be a gap too far for the market to bear.

I'm currently taking stock, thinking about what I want to do next. No
specific plans, but it's going to be fairly different than what went
before!

Danny Thorpe走后,BARRY KELLY就接过了Delphi编译器的维护工作。后继版本的Delphi中,类似新RTTI、泛型、匿名方法等新语法特性都是他加进去的。

没想到作为Delphi 编译器架构师,竟然在这样的状态下工作了6年之久,难怪他厌倦了,从热爱Delphi并充满激情到一点也不喜欢这份工作及Delphi,BARRY KELLY坚持了6年。

作为一个曾经很伟大的开发工具,Delphi其实已经在慢慢地走向没落。

我在想如果Embarcadero在接手Delphi后,尝试走开源路线,增强与Freepascal的联系和支持,增强与llvm的联系和支持,改变盈利方式,尝试开源这个IDE,或者开源老版本的IDE,恐怕6年后的今天,Delphi这个开发工具的用户会更多,也会更成熟稳定。缺少用户和维护人员,又如何能开发出好的产品呢,每年的新版,都不断被老用户骂,一个新版,不发上3个update,总是bug不断,新的功能也总是差强人意。

现在还能招到喜欢愿意维护Delphi编译器的成熟开发人员么,恐怕很难了。

标签: delphi, 编译器, BARRY KELLY

已有 4 条评论

  1. 有太多的机会都没有抓住,Delphi的结局早就没有什么悬念了,但还是很怀念Borland,很怀念那段传奇。

    1. 是的,原Borland白白浪费了大好的时光和人才。

  2. 虽然看不懂,不过一定很强大,赞一个。

  3. 悲剧的Delphi - http://mosir.org/

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