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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pascal is so good
by Isaac on Tue 17th May 2005 00:30 UTC

i find learning pascal to be a lot easier than C.

the power? i am no hard core programmer, but as far as i've read and saw, pascal can do anything that any programmer may need.

the speed? as history would tell, pascal is among the leading compilers for this aspect.

as for RAD, delphi is excellent, while lazarus is promising. with a comprehensive and well-structured documentation or book, it (lazarus) may get more attracted newcomers and up and running users.