>>> What have you all got against Pascal?
As a teaching language, nothing. As a practical language, there are
Borland's Pascal was nice, but I was using UCSD's P-System. Not so nice.
>> I've now seen the light, and realise that Java is the one True Language.
That's rather ironic, given that Psystem was one of the original languages
compiling to byte code to try and achieve platform independence. It
didn't work so well in the 1980's, as it was rather slow (to say the
By the way, Java isn't the one true language. Any language that's
statically typed (except for C, which is used for O/S specific stuff like
device drivers or fast graphics) is headed for the dustbin of history.
Dynamically typed languages like Python and Ruby are the future...
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