[fpc-devel] Pascal Standard, and what we can do.
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Mon Jul 20 20:14:19 CEST 2015
On 7/19/2015 11:03 PM, Sven Barth wrote:
> The way we write software evolves however. Things that were thought as
> state of the art 25 years ago aren't necessarily nowadays (for example
> procedural programming that has been mostly superseded by object
> oriented programming). And in this regards programming languages are
> like natural languages: they evolve, they change. If a language
> doesn't evolve anymore it can be considered dead (e.g. Latin, Ancient
But evolving doesn't mean you have to turn (Free)Pascal in another
incarnation of Python, Ruby, Haskell or whatever. And a lot of basic
programming paradigms that existed 25 years ago are just as valid today.
There is nothing wrong with procedural programming, just as there is
nothing inherently wrong with object oriented programming. You can abuse
and misuse both approaches. And quite frankly, what I have seen in
object oriented code in recent years, I would rather take as a negative
example of evolution, of ways/things not to go/do...
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