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This has been long waiting. The last major release, 3.0.0, was 5 years ago.


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      Indeed, Turbo Pascal that was taught in my high-school and I vividly remember struggling with a thought on procedures: “who on earth would use these when you can use write the code without them” 😂

      I generally feel that it was a very good introduction language for that time, maybe it still is? At the time other schools at neighboring countries were doing high-school introduction to programming in C which to this day makes me shake my head in horror lol

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        Still quite a nice and friendly way of doing a cross-platform application that is easy to install and use ..

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          My reaction exactly. When I started university, we were taught Pascal with Delphi 5 (not using any of the GUI features, just as an IDE for writing command-line apps in Object Pascal). Delphi 3 was a free download, but it had a bunch of serious bugs (I spent a whole day tracking down something where one of the slightly obscure string-manipulation functions was documented to take a pascal string, actually took a C string, and for some reason the type checker let you pass either). We had the Free Pascal Compiler installed in the computer society’s machines[1], so I started writing the code in their lab, or in vim over ssh when I wanted to keep working on it from my room[2]. Free Pascal Compiler made that course a lot easier. I never used it for anything after that course. It’s probably hard to avoid hating the first programming language that you were forced to learn, after the half dozen or so that you learned for fun.

          [1] Well, actually, machine. At the time, the computer society had silver.sucs.org, which was a 200MHz (I think) Pentium (clone?) that was Internet facing and did mail, talker, and web hosting for the society and platinum.sucs.org, which was a 133MHz Pentium (I think with 32MB or RAM, maybe 64MB?) that ran remote X sessions for half a dozen SparcStation 2s, which we were using as dumb X servers. I’m still amazed that a 133MHz machine could run rich GUI sessions for so many users back then when today a 1GHz single-user mobile phone feels painfully slow.

          [2] That was probably when my vim addiction started. Any decade now I’ll manage to kick it!