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Lets also don't forget C++Builder :)





Yes, still unbeaten in what concerns C++ RAD development.

For a short while C++/CX seemed to be finally it, but C++/Winrt has regressed the experience.


And neither of those (cx/winrt) produced standalone native executables.

Sure they do, perfectly binary only x86, x64 and ARM executables.

In fact, the Office team is probably the biggest consumer of C++/Winrt.


Sorry, mixed with C++/CLI (which needed .NET Framework). As for WinRT - I wouldn't pick anything that doesn't support the second most popular desktop OS - Win7.

Fair enough, a problem that Microsoft keeps fighting to this day, for whatever reason C++/CX means managed code.

Windows 7 is dead, it is the new XP, time to move on.


That was my tool of choice for years and I still think that if someone manages to duplicate that experience for the web that they'll make bank.

Borland once did a version of Delphi for the web, it compiled to PHP and was a bit of a turd.

I'd say ASP.NET Web Forms was the closest so far.



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