basic - continued

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Feb 11 18:51:32 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:
> Tero Pesonen wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 13:24 +0100, Odd 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.
>>> 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.
>> Wasn't there something called Delphi on Windows that really turned
>> Pascal professional?
>> Tero Pesonen
> I can tell a lot about the erratic course steered by Borland and the
> cogs effectively thrown by certain other companies (not only MS) but I
> think that is too much OT. Maybe worth a new thread to inform youngsters
> about the interesting history of program development?
> Joep

I would love to hear it!! As for bandwidth and subject matter? Have
you been reading the threads around here? MB worth of jabber with
nothing worth reading. I am not talking about the good helpful threads
that do exist here also.

Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

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