Pascal not considered harmful - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

Eric Smith spacewar at
Thu Feb 19 14:19:03 CST 2015

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 1:13 PM, geneb <geneb at> wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2015, Eric Smith wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 9:40 AM, geneb <geneb at> wrote:
>>> Borland never quit tweaking the language
>>> Object Pascal hit with the 5.5 release of Turbo Pascal
>> That was Apple tweaking the language.
> I don't recall Apple ever having been involved with Borland.

As far as I know, they weren't. But Apple defined Object Pascal, not
Borland. Borland just used the language definition Apple threw over
the wall. Borland tweaked the language in other ways, but Object
Pascal was Apple tweaking it.

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