Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:49 UTC
General Development "For three years [my] son Ben, and I have engaged in a quixotic but determined quest: We've searched for a simple and straightforward way to get the introductory programming language BASIC to run on either my Mac or my PC. Why on Earth would we want to do that, in an era of glossy animation-rendering engines, game-design ogres and sophisticated avatar worlds? Because if you want to give young students a grounding in how computers actually work, there's still nothing better than a little experience at line-by-line programming." Looking beyond the immediate fear-inducing acronym BASIC, this article delves deeply into what it means to simply be in control--via a basic understanding of under the hood--of your own computer, and how our whiz-bang world of technology today is failing to bestow this understanding on this generation of would-be hackers.
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RE[3]: Brings back memories !
by coolvibe on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 07:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Brings back memories !"
coolvibe
Member since:
2007-08-16

Check this out: http://www.freepascal.org/

EDIT: Oh, and this: http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/

Edited 2010-06-23 07:26 UTC

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RE[4]: Brings back memories !
by Neolander on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 08:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Brings back memories !"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I know about that, but do they now have libraries that are properly ported to pascal instead of C libraries with a pascal syntax ? And does Lazarus finally manage to make binaries that don't weight several MBs for a hello world application on Linux and Windows now ?

Please read the parent post fully.

Edited 2010-06-23 08:02 UTC

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RE[5]: Brings back memories !
by coolvibe on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 08:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Brings back memories !"
coolvibe Member since:
2007-08-16

Well, have you tried it lately? And, of course there is also this:

http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/Size_Matters

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