[fpc-pascal] OOT: Pascal (especially FPC) on Linux community

Adriaan van Os fpc at microbizz.nl
Wed Jan 25 17:08:26 CET 2006

Bisma Jayadi wrote:

> Hi all...
> Reading Linux community media (mostly lists and forums), I've seen 
> that Pascal language is still considered as non-serious and toyish 
> programming language. No wonder if Linux people hardly know about 
> Pascal. Though they're already knew about it, the ignore it. Besides, 
> Pascal they knew is the old primitive Pascal we know 20 years ago. 
> They even can't distinguish Pascal (as the language) and Delphi (as 
> [object] Pascal IDE)! Poor Pascal. :(
> Typical Linux people are always talking about C/C++, Python, and Java 
> as the chosen powerfull and unbeatable programming language for any 
> kind of needs! No, I don't mean to start a language flame war here. 
> But, I think we -Pascal lovers and developers- should enter Linux 
> community and promote Pascal, especially our beloved FPC.

You are contributing to this nonsense talk yourself by stating that 
Pascal 20 years ago was primitive.


Adriaan van Os

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