unhuman, on Mon May 3, 2010 5:26 PM, said:
Vorticon, on Mon May 3, 2010 4:35 PM, said:
The Codex, on Mon May 3, 2010 11:51 AM, said:
Oo, I'd love a copy of the Fortran compiler when you've got that ready! I enjoyed it much more than Pascal in school, though both are fine learning languages.
I only took Fortran in high school and hated it thoroughly! I still have the original textbook however, and looking back at it, it's really not a bad language after all. One of the reasons I had a tough time with it was that unlike my TI which was interactive, we had to use punched cards for programming then (1981-1983). Then I took Pascal in college and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I was not allowed access to the college mainframe after the Pascal course was over. In these days (1983-1986), mainframe computer time was still expensive and mostly reserved to engineering and computer science majors:) I did not pick up Pascal again until the late 90's when I acquired a P-code card, and now I mostly use it on my PCjr with Borland's Turbo Pascal 3.
3??!!! I started with 4, IIRC.
5 is when they added objects.
I also have 5.1 which I can run on my PCjr as well, but only after installing it on my parallel zip drive (yes, there actually is a zip driver for legacy DOS computers), and having an IDE really simplifies program development. Version 3 on the other hand is so compact that it fits on a single 360K diskette with plenty of room to spare for projects. Also, the CPM version runs on my TRS 80 model 4 as well as on the CP/M card sitting in my PEB.
BTW, I recently picked up Borland Prolog 1.0, and boy is it a weird language
It does intrigue me though, and I hope to explore it a bit further. BUT first, I have to complete Ultimate Planet! See what I'm talking about??? It does not take much to distract me