[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Jul 19 12:35:52 CEST 2015

In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> And still almost no one uses ISO/Extended Pascal anymore. Why? Possibly 
> because the de facto Pascal standards had already become Think Pascal on 
> the Mac and Turbo Pascal on the PC by then, and none of those 
> programmers wanted to rewrite all of their code (although Think Pascal 
> was a bit closer to ISO Pascal).

That's my opinion too. The succesful standards are either concerted efforts
of the major stakeholders/vendors or simply legatimize the de facto situation.

Standarization efforts that start out as "Let's invent a language" rarely
pay off (as in: having multiple implementers).

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