Pascal not considered harmful - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Feb 19 11:44:29 CST 2015
> 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?
cheap and usable integrated development environment.
My students tended to be intimidated by EDIT, COMPILE, and LINK as three
separate programs to run from the prompt.
'course then I had to remind them an awful lot of times that the
assignment required SAVING a source file (and it had to be the final
version, not an earlier draft) and create an executable file on their
disk, not just test run it in the IDE. I even made them print out the
relevant portion of the directory, and kicked back a lot of submissions
where the executable file and source file did not have appropriate
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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