strangest systems I've sent email from

geneb geneb at
Mon Apr 25 12:42:06 CDT 2016

On Mon, 25 Apr 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> On 04/25/2016 09:39 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> I used it to port a couple of my programs from (Ughhh!) Borland
>> Turbo Pascal for Windows to Linux, and it was a surprisingly painless
>> job. The only thing I notice is the error messages look exactly like
>> Borland error messages on DOS.  (Error 132 at 1B7F sort of thing.)
> Historically, one of my pet peeves with compiler writers.  IBM 704
> FORTRAN had better and clearer diagnostics than many of today's compilers.
Well keep in mind that given that error, you could stick that address into 
the "Find Error Location" of the IDE and it would drop you right on the 
line of code that triggered the error.

Check out Lazarus for doing cross-platform GUI applications.


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