Does anyone use Pascal anymore?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Brianvoges, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Brianvoges

    Brianvoges Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Hello folks,

    I am no programmer, but I have dabbled a little bit. Back when I was in University, Pascal was the language of choice. Turbo Pascal was the dominant platform on PCs.
  2. breakmt

    breakmt Member

    Sep 13, 2016
    It is out of business a long time ago.
    Some university / schools still teach it... And few companies even do programs with Delphi (specially old programs, cause it is too expensive to rewrite them). But they are minority.
    PS: GameMaker 1.4 is Delphi program and I think developers didn't enjoy this fact.
  3. Mercerenies

    Mercerenies Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    I do! But literally for no other reason than to say that I have. No, Pascal isn't really used in industry very much. That being said, your learning was not in vain. The first language you learn is always the hardest; picking up new ones after that is much easier.
  4. kagamma

    kagamma Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    I still use Pascal a lot. For quick 3D prototyping, I use Castle Game Engine which was written in Free Pascal. The ability to open 2D/3D scenes in any text editor/modeler, make a few changes, then save it and watch the engine automatically reload it on-the-fly is extremely handy. Oh and it has it own version of Spine runtime too so there's no need for Spine license to use it :p
  5. Nathanmg

    Nathanmg Member

    Mar 27, 2018
    I used Pascal for one class something like 14 year ago, it actually made me realise I enjoyed coding, granted I'm only just now really trying to turn coding into a means of making money (the last decade of my life hasn't been particularly productive work wise).
  6. Freesoftwarewiz

    Freesoftwarewiz Member

    Aug 10, 2018
    Seriously guys? There are over 2 million registered Delphi users world-wide. And since the new FREE "Community Edition" was released by Embarcadero this summer - essentially a full pro version of the RAD studio - and it creates Apps for Windows, MAC, IOS, Linux and Android simultaneously, from ONE set of code (one project design, 5 platforms), that number is sure to grow. Personally, I have made a small fortune creating and selling Apps made with Delphi. I WILL admit, they were not games. Gamemaker and GML are still better for doing that. :)
  7. Rob

    Rob Member

    Jul 12, 2016
    Pascal was the first language that I was taught and I was lucky enough to make a friend in the class who was already proficient in the language so I learned something from him too. I was still very n00bish though.

    I couldn't get my head around Cobol and my coding stopped there for over a decade until I saw GameMaker Studio and decided to give it a try.

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