Return to Table of Contents IV. Myths Uncovered The fast-moving pace of technology and the variety of platforms different compilers support makes it easy for multiple dialects of the same programming language to evolve. Although standards exist, compiler vendors have not chosen to comply fully with them.
Modern C and Modern Pascal[ edit ] This page needs to be separated into more specific pages. Comparison of Original C and Standard Pascal. One cannot compare modern C to standard pascal unless explicitly stating so. Nor can one compare modern pascal to B language if the comparison is between pascal and C.
Nor can we bounce back and forth comparing both standard pascal to old C and new C to standard Pascal since it is inconsistent, confusing, and chronologically disorganized.
The page, as restated, specifically defines what Pascal it is talking about, which is original Pascal as defined by Wirth and standardized by the ISO standard. These languages are virtually identical and form the Basis of unextended Pascal. Please distinguish Modern Pascal from Standard Pascal.
In order to obtain a chronological reference, one would have to state the "current Pascal in use in freepascal 2. Honestly, I don't know where you are getting this information from. See, book Andrew Troelsen, C and the. NET platform, Chapter 1, Apress, The continuous characterisation of Delphi and Turbo Pascal languages as "modern" and other versions of Pascal as, by implication "outdated" is unnecessary and serves you no purpose here other than starting a petty fight with users who otherwise might agree with you and help you.
Borland created a dialect of Pascal an incompatible one. If that dialect is good or bad is not the subject here. Borland is Pascal as far as it is compatible with the language Pascal, which Niklaus Wirth created.
In short, we could be in complete agreement here, if you and others would simply knock off the namecalling. To do otherwise is to treat C improperly, ie. Are the Turbo and Delphi dialects so different that they require different pages?
I would suggest that if you believe they do, then you are comparing not just the language, but the libraries and external interfaces it supports, since the biggest difference between Turbo and Delphi is Delphi's extensive class library. I think the library that the implementation supports and its language are different issues.
After this is created, then folks here can decide if they need more. Right now, we don't see anyone volunteering to create even one page, much less the six different pages you are avocating!
I don't work on this page anymore. I looked it over briefly, and in the year that I have left it, it now has several factual errors inserted in it.
I don't fight over Wikipedia issues anymore, I don't have the time or inclination. Simply be aware that this article is no longer very factual, and is quite likely degenerating into being mostly fiction.
Moore Can you give us a few examples of such factual errors, so I, or someone else, can fix them? It also is not very factual about languages in general. For example, it talks about the calling convention differences between Pascal and C. Neither of these languages, C nor Pascal, has a "calling convention".
If you don't believe me, please look at the standards documents for either languages. The calling convention is up to the compiler, not the language. In theory yes, but in practice one usually has to accept some low level conventions to enable compiled code to efficiently fulfill the semantics of a particular language on real computers.
Another difference between C and Pascal is the underlying design of the language, and the intent of that design. C shares APL's penchant for being able to cram a . The WRITE and WRITELN instructions print text or variables on the screen. For example: write ('Test'); prints on the screen "Test".
Don't forget to put the apostrophes (') before and after the text to be shown. The apostrophes will not be displayed. The difference between WRITE and WRITELN is that WRITELN prints the text on the screen then places the .
println() Description. Prints data to the serial port as human-readable ASCII text followed by a carriage return character (ASCII 13, or '\r') and a newline character (ASCII 10, or '\n').
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This is an archive of past discussions. Do not edit the contents of this page. If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page. Your Statement of Intent and Objectives should be clear, concise, and informative. Details and concrete examples will make your essay distinctive and interesting. In general, stay away from generalities and clichés that can turn off your audience. The WRITE and WRITELN instructions print text or variables on the screen. For example: write ('Test'); prints on the screen "Test". Don't forget to put the apostrophes (') before and after the text to be shown. The apostrophes will not be displayed. The difference between WRITE and WRITELN is that WRITELN prints the text on the screen then places the .
(write out) the text you are editing. Specify filename for your file. the path statement tells the system to look for that command in each of the named directories in a specific order.
Mar 06, · I think the best way to distinguish between the two is by understanding the difference between intent as a noun and intent as an adjective: n. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.