Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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Object Pascal
by Anonymous on Mon 16th May 2005 19:44 UTC

The later Object Pascal versions of the language is actually very nice to use in most respects.

There are features in OP7 from Borland that I would die for in C++ or Java (methods attached transparently for property get/set).

But, there are also langauage features that get in the way IMHO (the whole "begin" and "end" syntax for one).