[Lazarus] newbie questions

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Jun 1 14:53:31 CEST 2012

Sven Barth wrote:

>>   - FreePascal is a Dos app. , really ugly as was TP 20 years ago with
>>     similar concern regarding the multiuser use with Win...
> You need to differentiate here:
> 1. Free Pascal is a compiler and thus the tool you use for compiling 
> your Pascal code
> 2. The IDE is called fp (or also "text mode IDE") and this is not a DOS 
> application (ok... a DOS version also exists, but only if you download 
> it ;) ). It's a normal Windows command line application and uses the 
> Windows Console API. fp also works on other platforms like Linux and OS/2.

In fairness, a lot of people refer to "DOS prompt" even when they really 
mean a Linux shell session (Konsole etc.). Even more people call that 
sort of thing a terminal, which is particularly irritating to those of 
us who do use terminal emulators on a regular basis.

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

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