[fpc-pascal] Does FPC 2.8.0 can actually still be called Pascal ?

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Thu Feb 28 09:34:17 CET 2013

ik wrote:
> Hello,
> I was going over the wiki and looked at
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_New_Features_Trunk .
> It looks like some of the features here, actually breaks Pascal, and
> create something like Jascal or something, but it's not Pascal in
> spirit.
> For example 1000.to_string ?! I have it on Ruby and Java, but it's not
> Pascal syntax.
> Same goes for array constructors.
> I actually starting to ask the same questions of Graeme, do we really
> want to follow Delphi instead of creating a more Pascal like dialect ?

As long as it has the dangling-else flaw, it's Pascal.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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