[fpc-pascal] The names of the various FPC documentation

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Sep 7 09:55:43 CEST 2009

In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
> OK, in the list above "Language Reference" seems obvious, but everywhere
> else (as far as I remember) it is listed as FPC Reference Guide, which
> isn't obvious.

(in the pre-fpdoc past, the reference guide also included the system unit
> Also, does the documentation about the language reference "Object
> Pascal" as the language or "Free Pascal" as the language? 

I'd say Object Pascal. Free Pascal is the implementation, Object Pascal is
the language.

> Object Pascal, because using Free Pascal as the language would be just
> as confusing as what Borland did what they changed the language name
> from Object Pascal to Delphi. In forums and mailing lists, when they
> mention Delphi, I never know if they are talking about the IDE or the
> Language. The Object Pascal name was nice and clear.

Not entirely since afaik also used for the TP object syntax. But still I
agree that it is the best choice.

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