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: Ada = Pascal + good stuff
by Renaldo on Tue 17th May 2005 17:58 UTC

arghh!! I had to sit through two months of ADA school when I joined the Marine Corps as a programmer ten years ago. Nice language I guess, but I remember having to do A LOT of thing explicitly that most languages take care of for you.

It did have built in libraries for threading... which was cool for the days of DOS.