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Embrance



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Embrance
VirtualPASCAL is dead,unless I am missing somehitng?
Post 30 Aug 2007, 21:49
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DOS386



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> but it sounds so damn impressive (compatibility, portability

But DOS target is still bad. There were some improvements in 2.1.4, but still very retarded Crying or Very sad

> VirtualPASCAL is dead,unless I am missing somehitng?

YES, it's virtually dead Crying or Very sad , OTOH, from 1 VPC DOS apps 1 works well Smile , while from cca 3 FPC apps all 3 are very buggy Crying or Very sad
Post 31 Aug 2007, 10:29
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OzzY



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Virtual Pascal used to be really good.
It was written in ASM, and the author said it was hard to maintain, so he dropped it.
Free Pascal is the only hope for the future of (Object) Pascal.
Delphi is pretty dead too.
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Embrance



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I used to code on Delphi,but hell on every major version there were no actually useful features.It plain sucked from a point and on.
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Post 07 Oct 2007, 04:44
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DustWolf



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As far as I know pascal and/or delphi at least is used a lot. Maybe not for coding Linux apps but it is used in commercial world. It is a good balance between low level languages and something in which you can make something quickly, so many companies like it.
Post 07 Oct 2007, 16:23
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xanatose



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I loved Turbo Pascal feature to compile to memory. It made experimenting possible and much fun. OF course back then hardisk were SLOOOW. And DOS (If I remember correct) did not cache the disk.
Post 09 Oct 2007, 16:43
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f0dder



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xanatose wrote:
I loved Turbo Pascal feature to compile to memory. It made experimenting possible and much fun. OF course back then hardisk were SLOOOW. And DOS (If I remember correct) did not cache the disk.


Yeah, too bad they removed it after TP6 (when it was renamed to Borland Pascal 7). It was a really great feature back on the slow 286's with even slower harddrives Smile

DOS did have smartdrv for quite a while, which although not perfect was okay (I used an alternate, I think it might have been a disk cache from netware or sth? Worked with dos too, though). But even with smartdrv, compile-to-memory was LOTS faster.

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Post 09 Oct 2007, 22:03
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rugxulo



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So just compile to RAM disk with a cache running too. Problem solved! Laughing
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DOS386



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> Problem solved!

COOL. Laughing

Need a RAMDISK for DOS ? SRDISK : http://sourceforge.net/projects/srdisk

Need cache ? LBACACHE: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/lbacache/

XMS host needed for both: HIMEMX http://www.japheth.de/Jemm.html
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