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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re: Strange
by johnlein on Tue 17th May 2005 08:18 UTC

Actually calling something like Delphi or Freepascal, Pascal is wrong. They have little to do with 1968's Pascal and some of the ideas of Pascal derived languages like Modula1/2/3 have been incorporated into those >>Pascal<< dialects.

What I find strange is that everybody was bitching about how Pascal's type checking was bad and restrictive compared to C, and now most new languages that are not dynamic are strictly typed.