On 2014-06-07 17:18, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
Roy Smith <r...@panix.com>:
The original MacOS was written in Pascal (both applications and
kernel). Being able to touch memory locations or registers requires no
more than a few short glue routines written in assembler.
Pascal is essentially equivalent to C, except Pascal has a cleaner
syntax. I like the fact that the semicolon is a separator. Also, the
variable declaration syntax is done more smartly in Pascal. And the
pointer/array confusion in C is silly.
I also like the fact that the semicolon is a separator, but, in
practice, misplaced semicolons can cause problems, so languages
descended of Pascal prefer to have explicit terminators.