[fpc-pascal] Does FPC 2.8.0 can actually still be called Pascal ?
Marco van de Voort
marcov at stack.nl
Thu Feb 28 10:21:59 CET 2013
In our previous episode, ik said:
> 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
> For example 1000.to_string ?! I have it on Ruby and Java, but it's not
> Pascal syntax.
> Same goes for array constructors.
We already have had this discussion for VB (D4/COM extensions), .NET etc.
Yes Delphi will copy everything what is popular in a desperate attempt
to increase its appeal.
> 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 ?
FPC is not clean either. Constructs like case string of remind of basic and
the proposed tuple support is not exactly hardcore imperative languges (let
alone Pascal) either.
More information about the fpc-pascal