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Turbo Pascal alternatives
02-21-2015, 07:33 PM
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Turbo Pascal alternatives
(02-11-2015 01:11 AM)Rick314 Wrote:  Hello Dieter. Your comment prompted me to resurrect my 1992 Turbo Pascal 6.0 program...
(02-12-2015 12:51 PM)Dieter Wrote:  Unbelievable – that's exactly what I did in 1995! I also used Turbo Pascal 6.0...

Turbo Pascal has been mentioned in various posts here, so I thought the following would be worth mentioning. I've used Turbo Pascal 6.0 for quick programming projects since the early 1990s. When its 16-bit executable became obsolete on newer Windows PCs (such as when I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7) I continued using it within DOSBox. Just a month ago I discovered Free Pascal and can now compile my 80+ old *.PAS programs on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC. It even works with those that used VGA graphics. The conversion required only compiler configuration and no changes to my old source code (except when 80386 inline assembly code was used). It is supported on many platforms in addition to Windows, has a command-line interface, a Free Pascal IDE that looks just like the old text-based Turbo Pascal IDE, or the more modern Lazarus IDE.
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Turbo Pascal alternatives - Rick314 - 02-21-2015 07:33 PM
RE: Turbo Pascal alternatives - Rick314 - 02-21-2015, 09:03 PM
RE: Turbo Pascal alternatives - Namir - 02-22-2015, 04:51 PM
RE: Turbo Pascal alternatives - rprosperi - 02-24-2015, 12:11 AM

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