The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your
kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming
questions and please don't post ads.
"Pascal": Yes Pascal was developed by Mr. Wirth and his team
"Old book is real OOP": At least after further development from Pascal to Modula 2 (with which I worked several years in production before a lot of years) he introduced essential concepts of data hiding. I would not call it complete OOP, but an important part of it.
The bigest part I learned from his scripts are related to parser/compiler development, keyword "compiler compiler coco".
Note 1: Google for ony "coco" is not recommended in public Of course I tested this to warn you
Now I feel *really, really* old. I was learning this craft back when both of those languages (and Ada which is also a descendant) were new. We used stone knives and bear claws back then (to paraphrase Dr. McCoy).
You know folks, all of the latest versions of Professor Wirth's books are freely downloadable from Wirth's pages at the website of ETH Zürich (the Confederate Technical University of Switzerland at Zürich).
Makes me think of a colleague of mine in the mid 80s. He is a DBMS man and a regular visitor to the VLDB (Very Large Data Bases) conference, and was for several years trying to get close to the great DBMS guru Jim Gray, hoping to touch his coat. Then one day, Gray came striding directly towards him with a big grin on his face: "Hi, is it so that you are a Norwegian? I know of no people more fun to get drunk with than Norwegians! Come along!"
Now the two became close personal friends for the rest of Grey's life, so there is nothing to be sad about. But I guess lots of people would get shocked if the first thing their idol says directly to them is "Come, let's get drunk together!"
1: advice I live by... except now! There's a spider in my code!!! Aghhhhhhh!!! 2: I've found the worst developers are the ones that know everything there is to know about the language and absolutely bugger all about developing apps that people can actually use! 3: Indeed.
Actually, I believe it is older than that. I used it for an app under Windows 95. (Visual C++ / MFC). Back when it was called Visual Studio 1.x, 2.x, etc. Only in 2000, I think did they start calling it Visual Studio 20xx. Just thought it was interesting.
Visual C++ 2.0, which included MFC 3.0, was the first version to be 32-bit only. In many ways, this Visual C++ 2.x also supported Win32s development.... Visual C++ 2.1 and 2.2 were updates for 2.0 available through subscription.
Yeah, Microsoft C++ used that IDE all the way back in 1993-4-5 and I was thinking it was named Visual Studio but probably not. I think it was just called Visual C++. The old IDE been around a long time. I remember Visual Basic 1.x released and was a separate IDE you installed and used. Interesting.