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

Lyndon Nerenberg lyndon at
Thu Feb 19 20:49:53 CST 2015

> 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?

Umm, no.  It was the $49.95 price tag, back when compilers cost hundreds - 
even thousands - of dollars.


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