If you are new to Object Pascal you might be wondering about all the references to Greek myth and history that always seem to follow pascal coders. As you probably know Delphi was the capital of ancient Greece in its golden days, typically refered to as “the navel of the world” as this was where Apollo killed the serpent. Since the most famous and popular object pascal studio is called Delphi – then naturally object pascal coders the world over adopted this. And yes, we had the spartan helmet long before the movie “300” came out.
It is also a re-occuring phenomenon that if you challenge a pascal programmer, he will respond with a quote from 300 – especially if he hears the word “impossible”.