[Lazarus] A new competitor to Lazarus and Free Pascal

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 12:42:33 CET 2008

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> I never thought I would say this about the Basic language.... :-)
> But Real Software has made a pretty impressive product called
> REALBasic.

Easily confused with the rather older TrueBASIC.

I'm afraid that my memories of BASIC start off with bearded postgrads 
hunched over KSR-33s at university.

I'd be very reluctant to call something based on BASIC, COBOL or FORTRAN 
a viable alternative to Pascal. Don't judge a language by what's been 
grafted onto it, but by what's had to be chopped out to make it conform 
to current good practice.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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