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Review Entries for Day Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I was interested in Hans-Eric Grönlund's post on the decline of Delphi and (implicitly) its predecessor Turbo Pascal. I used Turbo Pascal extensively in the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly versions 4.0 and 5.5, and then later Turbo Pascal for Windows 1.0 and 1.5.

Version 5.5 introduced me to objected-oriented programming (OOP) in practical terms and I fondly remember the OOP guide that was part of the documentation for version 5.5.

I stopped using Turbo Pascal for Windows in favour of Visual Basic and never really adopted Delphi, which I always thought would have faired better if it had been called Visual Pascal.

A considerable amount of my original code library built in Pascal survives today as part of the internal Revell Research Systems code library, having been ported to the .NET Framework. Indeed, much of my thinking around bannering emerged while writing code in Turbo Pascal and 6502 Assembly and was much influenced by Lance Leventhal's approach to documenting assembly code.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007 8:26:43 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007 7:40:08 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
You and I have taken the same path it seems. I too used TP, although I started with version 3.0, and later went on to Delphi. I also took my first OOP-steps in TP 5.5. Ah, those were great days :-)
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