strangest systems I've sent email from
elson at pico-systems.com
Fri Apr 29 21:12:50 CDT 2016
On 04/29/2016 11:59 AM, Diane Bruce wrote:
> Pascal and the Bell Northern Research, BNR (prior to
> Nortel amalgamation) derivative were pretty awful.
> Fortunately I never had to use the BNR version. They both
> suffered from not having separate compilation units, at
> least until near the end of BNR.
DEC Pascal and Borland's Turbo Pascal had separate
compilation that worked pretty well. The one place I see
Pascal being a bit out of the league of other systems was
standard text and numeric I/O being substantially slower
than the I/O library routines for some other languages. Not
a problem if just reading or writing a page of text, but if
handling hundreds of K you definitely notice. Binary I/O
seemed to be OK.
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