basic - continued

Odd iodine at
Thu Feb 11 12:24:40 UTC 2010

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.

It was originally meant for learning programming, but it has been used
for serious software. People didn't exactly put much emphasis on what
it was meant for, it seams.


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