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FTuga197

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Hi!
I am studying programming and I need to start by training Pascal.
If I buy CodeRunner on AppStore can I program Pascal? And how do I add that language?
 

aaronvan

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It's been about 3 or 4 years since I had my programming class with Pascal. I ended up installing the OS http://www.ubuntu.com/download. This allowed me to fun a Pascal program on it.

Perhaps this will help http://fusharblog.com/installing-free-pascal-in-ubuntu/

I took a Intro to Programming class that used Pascal in 1984. I'm surprised universities are still using Pascal as a teaching language, though. I though it would have been superseded by Python or Scheme by now.
 

Mr Bigins

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I took a Intro to Programming class that used Pascal in 1984. I'm surprised universities are still using Pascal as a teaching language, though. I though it would have been superseded by Python or Scheme by now.

Yeah, 1984 is when I took Pascal in high school. I remember giving the teacher a hard time about Pascal being a dying language, and that C language is what he needed to learn and teach.

My HS only offered Basic and Pascal. After teaching myself basic, I wanted to learn machine or C language. Instead my programming skilz came to an end. I really enjoyed the sleepless nights.

But why, why do you want to learn such a limited language?
 

aaronvan

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Yeah, 1984 is when I took Pascal in high school. I remember giving the teacher a hard time about Pascal being a dying language, and that C language is what he needed to learn and teach.

My HS only offered Basic and Pascal. After teaching myself basic, I wanted to learn machine or C language. Instead my programming skilz came to an end. I really enjoyed the sleepless nights.

But why, why do you want to learn such a limited language?

In 1979 I took a high school Fortran programing class. We typed our code on IBM punch cards and ran them at the local university.

1984, like I said it was Pascal. It was still batch processing but at least the punch cards were replaced by green-screen dumb terminals.

In 2014 I find myself in yet another Intro to Programming class, but now it's Python. We're using IDLE and with the option of using the school computer or our own laptop. How things have changed.
 

Sydde

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In 1979 I took a high school Fortran programing class. We typed our code on IBM punch cards and ran them at the local university.

Yeah, well, when I was in HS, we could run Fortran right from the TTY in the classroom. The teacher wanted us to mark our code on hollerith-format cards, but no one ever did (the reader could fast-feed the cards, but the 110 baud TTY could not keep up, so we just logged in and wrote our code online). Of course, it was a pretty sad excuse for Fortran: it was an emulator, written in HP BASIC.

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