JB> AFAIK FPC is a "Borland" pascal not an ISO or Wirth
> pascal, so there may be are subtle differences to what
> you expect.
Wirth invented the language, so to a certain extent all Pascals ought to be at least partially "Wirth pascal". ;-)
JB> (you didn't specify the flavour of toyue college
> pascal exposusre)
I believe I used Borland Pascal at college, but from the other Pascal books I've looked at it seems more consistant than (for example) BASIC. I wasn't using Borland libraries and have no emotional investment in Borland - I just want something that works for me.
JB> The GNU p2c compiler is an ISO pascal dunno if it's
> still being developed, it's written in C and needs a
> C compiler to produce executables.
I did try p2c (the machines I use mostly have gcc on them), and if I remember rightly it took my Pascal source and produced credible looking C. I forget why
the C it produced would not build.
Now is probably a good time for me to try some Pascal compilers again, making note of the results (or lack thereof) that they produce.
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