[fpc-pascal] Proposal for new Free Pascal logo

Alexander Grotewohl alex at dcclost.com
Sat Mar 31 18:43:14 CEST 2018

I can't help but feel like they'd still just download regular fpc and 
use it at the console with the help of a minimal syntax highlighting 
editor. Don't get me wrong, that's exactly how I like to use fpc, but I 
already know lazarus is awesome for all the bells and whistles.

The problem with the types of classes that use pascal for teaching is 
the same as the ones that use BASIC: They just want to teach you looping 
and using variables and stuff. The absolute basics. In these instances 
it doesn't matter how cool the language is if you're not an experienced 
enough programmer to use it. Perhaps a decent target would be a database 
course, where Lazarus has a better chance to shine, and the users 
actually have a chance to see what's in the RTL/LCL/etc.

As an aside, I don't think the pascal community is that small, it's just 
spread out. There are a lot of other implementations people cling to 
(myself included).


On 3/31/2018 7:57 AM, Mr Bee via fpc-pascal wrote:
> 2018-03-30 16:19 GMT+07:00 Ingemar Ragnemalm <ingemar at ragnemalm.se 
> <mailto:ingemar at ragnemalm.se>>:
>     The logo is very good, and well connected to the tradtion set by
>     the animated gif. The alternative would be to use a frame of the
>     animation, or similar sideways cheetah, but scaled up so it can
>     have different resolutions. But the head is more compact, which
>     speaks in its favor.
> Thank you.
>     I am not sure how bit the *need* is but it doesn't hurt to have an
>     official still image logo.
> If we want the young generation to know Pascal with a new paradigm, a 
> modern programming language paradigm, I think this branding effort is 
> quite important. There are so many people still think that Pascal 
> today is still the old 70's Pascal. I even found many universities, at 
> least in my country, that still teach Pascal using Turbo Pascal. When 
> I introduced them to new and modern Pascal, the FPC/Lazarus (or 
> Delphi), they were amazed at how modern Pascal is!
> -- 
> Regards,
> –Mr Bee
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