[fpc-pascal] Proposal for new Free Pascal logo
pwnance at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 15:46:48 CEST 2018
I couldn't agree more.
I still program in (what everyone now calls console) pascal. While working
on a large project, will even go into virtual machine to use the Borland
Pascal 7 IDE, which works a little better than the FPC IDE.
Of course, having started pascal with Borland's Pascal for CPM almost 40
years ago, one might call me an luddite of a fashion.
I have written a few small windows type apps, but still prefer console.
More of the programming is for function instead of display.
On Sun, Apr 1, 2018, 3:29 AM Alexander Grotewohl <alex at dcclost.com> wrote:
> I can't help but feel like they'd still just download regular fpc and use
> it at the console with the help of a minimal syntax highlighting editor.
> Don't get me wrong, that's exactly how I like to use fpc, but I already
> know lazarus is awesome for all the bells and whistles.
> The problem with the types of classes that use pascal for teaching is the
> same as the ones that use BASIC: They just want to teach you looping and
> using variables and stuff. The absolute basics. In these instances it
> doesn't matter how cool the language is if you're not an experienced enough
> programmer to use it. Perhaps a decent target would be a database course,
> where Lazarus has a better chance to shine, and the users actually have a
> chance to see what's in the RTL/LCL/etc.
> As an aside, I don't think the pascal community is that small, it's just
> spread out. There are a lot of other implementations people cling to
> (myself included).
> On 3/31/2018 7:57 AM, Mr Bee via fpc-pascal wrote:
> 2018-03-30 16:19 GMT+07:00 Ingemar Ragnemalm <ingemar at ragnemalm.se>:
>> The logo is very good, and well connected to the tradtion set by the
>> animated gif. The alternative would be to use a frame of the animation, or
>> similar sideways cheetah, but scaled up so it can have different
>> resolutions. But the head is more compact, which speaks in its favor.
> Thank you.
>> I am not sure how bit the *need* is but it doesn't hurt to have an
>> official still image logo.
> If we want the young generation to know Pascal with a new paradigm, a
> modern programming language paradigm, I think this branding effort is quite
> important. There are so many people still think that Pascal today is still
> the old 70's Pascal. I even found many universities, at least in my
> country, that still teach Pascal using Turbo Pascal. When I introduced them
> to new and modern Pascal, the FPC/Lazarus (or Delphi), they were amazed at
> how modern Pascal is!
> –Mr Bee
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