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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@ Mark (Strange)
by deathshadow on Tue 17th May 2005 08:14 UTC

It's a good point on Modula and Oberon, but I would point out that with the Object Pascal standard that Borland 'adopted' from Apple's compiler circa Turbo 5.5, modern pascal damned near IS Modula... Just with some minor differences in how objects are named and handled (the word object instead of class... ooh).

Either way, I'd stack Object Pascal with it's strict typecasting and object model up against C++ any day...