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.
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 ...