I‘ve seen this mentioned before but since I just
posted about Yahoo’s Go for TV I figured what the heck, might was
well throw Skype into the mix too. Skype is only slightly harder to recognize as
being written in Delphi but
only because they’ve decided to package the whole application up into a single
18MB EXE btw, isn’t it nice how Delphi gives you that option. If you search for
strings in the Skype.exe you’ll see lots of Delphi classnames like
TInterfacedObject and friends.
Inevitably, the question “Can you point me to any well known large Delphi
applications out there?” comes up time and again on the public newsgroups. Well,
I think Skype.exe weighing in at 18MB and worth $2.6 Billion answers that
question wouldn’t you agree?