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On 12/12/06 16:30, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> My recollection of the 1980s MS-DOS world was that Turbo Pascal's
>> problems were it's small memory model and lack of modules until
>> v4.0, by which time C had already taken over.
> Who said anything about MSDOS? C took over when CP/M was the rage.
> "Modules" are just what I mentioned with respect to "separate
> compilation".
> The issue with Pascal is that it is completely unsuited to
> systems programming altogether, because it has no escape
> route from the strong typing, no provision for separate
> compilation, and uses interpreted p-code.

I'm not a systems programmer, I'm a DP programmer.  Thus, I don't
give a Rat's Arse whether my language of choice is good for system
programming.  In fact, I *like* B&D languages.  Why?  Not needing to
worry about pointers and heaps and array under/overflows trampling
over core means that my jobs die less often, which is A Good Thing.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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