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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why three passes?
by Jack Perry on Mon 16th May 2005 20:02 UTC

IIRC, one of the nice things about the original Pascal was that the compiler needed only to make one pass. Is that true, and does this new version really need to make three passes, or is it better for the sake of maintainability and/or sanity?