---- On Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:13:58 -0400Erwin van den Bosch via Lazarus
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote ----
Although I use Free Pascal/Lazarus a lot (because we have a lot of existing
pascal code) I think C++ and some GUI framework like QT might be a better
option. C/C++ is the number one used programming language. C/C++ code is much
more portable to other systems. There are more compilers. QT has a very nice
IDE (QT Creator) and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Nobody is using
Pascal these days. So why learn it?
Learn Object Pascal early instead of C/C++ because it is simpler and better
designed. It therefore allows the students to focus on the content of what they
are building and not the extraneous details/dangers of the language. This is
why Pascal was the standard language for advanced placement courses for several
decades before the academic establishment gave in to market forces.
Lazarus mailing list