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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compile speed
by alwin on Mon 16th May 2005 22:37 UTC

compile speed was THE reason for me to use pascal instead of C(++). the compile time of C always bothered me, my dual g5 is slower when compiling c code than my p166 was compiling pascal code.