Pascal is a programming language. Its primary purpose when it was launched was to provide a vehicle for teaching programming concepts to beginners. With previous languages, teachers had to spend too much time teaching the language, leaving less time for teaching programming concepts.
I haven't worked with Pascal so far, and my problem is understanding the recursive aspects that prm assignment operators and how the final (correct) value is derived. Would someone please explain that ...
I'm reading some Pascal code and everything is pretty straightforward except subranges. In the program I'm reading there's a variable d with the following type declaration:array[0..22] of 0..15; ...
In reading this blog post about Photoshop 1.0 I was surprised to learn that it was written in Pascal (Object Pascal to be exact). But you never hear about Pascal anymore. Why is that?
Should the developers who creates programs with Delphi, FPC, Lazarus agree with the name of the language? This struck me since every possible variation not only adds confusion for new programmers, ...
My understanding is that in the 1980s, and perhaps in the 1990s too, Pascal and C were pretty much head-to-head as production languages. Is the ultimate demise of Pascal only due to Borland's neglect ...
What is the proper approach to functions that have side-effects in Delphi/Pascal? For example, I could have a boolean function DeleteFile that returns True if the file was deleted and False ...
I was reading in the side bar of the Java language wiki page and it says it was influenced by Pascal and Delphi. this isn't the fact anymore, there are no references to Delphi on the entire referenced ...
Microsoft had a Pascal compiler called Quick Pascal. I've seen some conflicting reports about when it was available. Does anyone know for sure? Did it introduce any new language features over the ...
Does Free Pascal introduce any significant language features over Turbo Pascal & then Delphi, or does it just introduce the Turbo Pascal & Delphi flavors of Pascal to more platforms?
I was surprised when I heard that Pascal didn't originally have units. If I recall correctly they were introduced in Turbo Pascal 4. Did other pascal version have units prior to that? How long before ...
I am compiling a detailed history of the Pascal language, and there are a few details I am missing. There are so many features today that we take for granted. What features significantly contributed ...
Reading Niklaus Wirth, one can notice that despite some popularity of Pascal, he is not glad that Oberon (as a "polished" successor of Pascal and Modula) didn't get much popularity. I never did ...