basic - continued

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Feb 11 10:23:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:
> Knapp wrote:
>>> I loved PASCAL. A fine structured programming langauge. And I was very
>>> impressed by MINIX. I had Tannenbaum's book on MINIX way back when.
>>> Thought it was very cool.
>>> --
>>> Cheers, SDM -- a 21st Century Schizoid Man
>> You do know that Pascal is only for learning and was never meant for
>> real programming. You were supposed to switch to Modula 2 after
>> learning the basics with Pascal but of course people never got that
>> bit of it.
> Douglas (& the others),
> That was Wirtz original intention. However, Pascal turned out to be much
> better structured than Modula-2 and moreover, Borland made it available
> on a whole set of different machines and OSes and improved it a lot.
> I had my first running on a Amstrad machine! (anybody remembers those?
> with a 2" external FD as option and a tape deck!). But I'm as old as Karl!
> Joep

How is modern pascal with multi-treading and OO coding? My current
love is Python but sadly the current Python has some big weaknesses,
like treading and being just plain slow. It does look as if this is
being overcome, which is great because it is being used way to much
for what it is currently.

Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

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