Pascal not considered harmful - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Thu Feb 19 10:33:49 CST 2015
On Thu, 19 Feb 2015, John Foust wrote:
> At 05:05 PM 2/18/2015, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> I snark about Pascal all the time. I encountered it in a professional
>> capacity in 1987. [...]
>> Utterly trivial in languages that trust the programmer to handle
>> unformatted I/O.
> All true, but doesn't it make you wonder why Turbo Pascal
> was such a popular development environment for the PC for so long?>
> Was it the sheer will power and marketing of Borland, or was
> it the volume of developers who didn't need intensive low-level I/O?
It was fast, easy to use, and inexpensive.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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