[Lazarus] Graeme would love this, or not, I think

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Oct 14 20:27:33 CEST 2013


On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 05:14:14PM -0400, Dmitry Boyarintsev wrote:
> > Anyway, the whole post was meant more or less as an argument that a good
> > educational tool should 1) be quick to start using (so not TP) 2) not
> > contain parts that are not part of the course and detract too much.
> >
> > How come TP (turbo pascal?!) is not a quick start tool? (despite the fact
> the old dos application will have problems running or a modern os).

Because you first need to teach people dos (and 8.3), console cmdline and
general concepts (stdin/stdout, working dir etc)

They stuck with it a long time (mostly for the lack of better), but in the end gave up.




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