---- On Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:13:58 -0400Erwin van den Bosch via Lazarus
<email@example.com> 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.
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