Re: Delphi was corrupted from within long ago
Delphi isn't dot net - in fact the Delphi.net compiler was Kylixed (see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/26/embarcadero_buys_codegear/) in Delphi 2009. However the IDE (Galileo) still uses a mix of Win32 native code and .Net.
This must have seemed like a good idea in 2003. The IDE stability is almost back to Delphi 7 (2002) level now, and my i7 loads in about the same time as my old P4 took for D7!
(Actually I prefer Galileo to older versions, I just wish it was more stable and faster).
The current version (XE3) of supports Win32, Win64 and OSX (via non-native OpenGL based controls)