• Anyone monitoring in here?

    From Daniel@1:340/7 to All on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 16:40:03
    I've seriously begun relearning pascal and would like a good spot to post questions when needing assistance.

    Daniel Traechin
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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Daniel on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 22:14:00
    Daniel wrote to All <=-

    I've seriously begun relearning pascal and would like a good spot
    to post questions when needing assistance.

    I'm "monitoring" this echo, but probably can't offer much
    assistance. Been a LONG time since I did anything with Pascal.

    I would also like to get back into it, though.

    My guess is that there aren't many still following in here...



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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to Daniel on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:07:57
    Re: Anyone monitoring in here?
    By: Daniel to All on Tue Mar 10 2020 16:40:03


    Daniel> I've seriously begun relearning pascal and would like a good
    Daniel> spot to post questions when needing assistance.

    here is fine... or the PASCAL echo... either one... i'm the moderator here ;)


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  • From Ozz Nixon@1:1/123 to Daniel on Monday, March 16, 2020 00:47:47
    I've seriously begun relearning pascal and would like a good spot to post >questions when needing assistance.

    I can help, I code in Pascal (different dialects) all day, even wrote
    my own compiler, and currently developing a BBS, Tosser, Mailer and
    Terminal program all written in Pascal... ;-)

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  • From Tony Langdon@3:772/220 to Dan Clough on Saturday, April 11, 2020 20:11:56
    On 03-10-20 22:14, Dan Clough wrote to Daniel <=-

    Daniel wrote to All <=-

    I've seriously begun relearning pascal and would like a good spot
    to post questions when needing assistance.

    I'm "monitoring" this echo, but probably can't offer much
    assistance. Been a LONG time since I did anything with Pascal.

    I would also like to get back into it, though.

    My guess is that there aren't many still following in here...

    Join the club, but learning Pascal might be working its way to the top of the todo list, with more time apent at home (though ham radio is doing well at taking up my time! :D ).


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  • From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Kurt Weiske on Saturday, April 11, 2020 19:03:00
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    One issue I have is "which Pascal these days"? Free Pascal seems
    the likely choice. What I used to know about Pascal was all done
    on Turbo Pascal in DOS...

    Need to do some research on how different FP is from the old TP...

    While I'm working from home during the shelter-in-place, I'm
    looking for projects to fill the time I do have. I'm tempted to
    run everything in DOSBOX or a DOS VM and just pretend the last 2
    decades didn't happen. :)

    Sounds like a plan! :-)

    TurboPascal should run fine in DOSBOX. :)

    Yep, I've already tried it and it does... Haha



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  • From Tony Langdon@3:772/220 to Kurt Weiske on Sunday, April 12, 2020 19:34:06
    On 04-11-20 12:22, Kurt Weiske wrote to Dan Clough <=-

    One issue I have is "which Pascal these days"? Free Pascal seems
    the likely choice. What I used to know about Pascal was all done
    on Turbo Pascal in DOS...

    Need to do some research on how different FP is from the old TP...

    While I'm working from home during the shelter-in-place, I'm looking
    for projects to fill the time I do have. I'm tempted to run everything
    in DOSBOX or a DOS VM and just pretend the last 2 decades didn't
    happen. :)

    I think the differences with FP depend on what units you include and how it's setup.

    TurboPascal should run fine in DOSBOX. :)

    I don't see why it wouldn't.

    And yeah, I need to get back into Pascal, I used to be quite proficient in TP back in the day, but these days, FP would be more useful.


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  • From Tony Langdon@3:633/410 to Kurt Weiske on Monday, April 13, 2020 20:19:00
    On 04-12-20 08:03, Kurt Weiske wrote to Tony Langdon <=-

    My newest challenge is getting disk images for TP to load in DOSBOX. I loved PASCAL, the first course I took in CS was in Pascal before
    pivoting to C, but the algorithm classes were done in Pascal for
    clarity.

    Cool, I loved Pascal as well, used it a lot in university for various engineering assignments. :)


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Tony Langdon on Sunday, April 12, 2020 08:03:00
    Tony Langdon wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    TurboPascal should run fine in DOSBOX. :)

    I don't see why it wouldn't.

    And yeah, I need to get back into Pascal, I used to be quite proficient
    in TP back in the day, but these days, FP would be more useful.

    My newest challenge is getting disk images for TP to load in DOSBOX. I loved PASCAL, the first course I took in CS was in Pascal before pivoting to C,
    but the algorithm classes were done in Pascal for clarity.


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  • From Doug Cooper@1:227/702 to Charles Stephenson on Sunday, May 31, 2020 01:39:02
    Re: Anyone monitoring in here?

    Yup, would love to have a place to learn, and send practice code to be evaluated. Kind of like the learn english echo. Is that what the intent of this is? I'd love some interactive activities to assist in the learning. My goal is specifically to make other languages such as Mystic's MPL, etc...
    make more sense to me. I hear pascal is a good starting point. Am I right/wrong?

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Doug Cooper on Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:40:00
    Doug Cooper wrote to Charles Stephenson <=-

    Mystic's MPL, etc... make more sense to me. I hear pascal is a good starting point. Am I right/wrong?

    If I recall, there used to be a lot of BBS source code in PASCAL (is it all caps or not? I forgot...). I learn a lot about a language by looking at others' code, BBS source might be a good starting point.


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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Doug Cooper on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 01:50:00
    Re: Re: Anyone monitoring in here?
    By: Doug Cooper to Charles Stephenson on Sun May 31 2020 01:39 am

    Yup, would love to have a place to learn, and send practice code to be evaluated. Kind of like the learn english echo. Is that what the intent of this is? I'd love some interactive activities to assist in the learning. My goal is specifically to make other languages such as Mystic's MPL, etc... make more sense to me. I hear pascal is a good starting point. Am I right/wrong?

    That was my idea, but I've heard some compelling messages that I should start off with other programming languages, one being 'Go'. I've heard of it, I'm going to do some research on it
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  • From Rick Smith@1:340/202.1 to Charles Stephenson on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 20:25:14
    Greetings Charles!

    10 Jun 20 01:50, you wrote to Doug Cooper about an urgent matter!:

    Re: Re: Anyone monitoring in here?
    By: Doug Cooper to Charles Stephenson on Sun May 31 2020 01:39 am

    Yup, would love to have a place to learn, and send practice code
    to be evaluated. Kind of like the learn english echo. Is that
    what the intent of this is? I'd love some interactive activities
    to assist in the learning. My goal is specifically to make other
    languages such as Mystic's MPL, etc... make more sense to me. I
    hear pascal is a good starting point. Am I right/wrong?

    That was my idea, but I've heard some compelling messages that I
    should start off with other programming languages, one being 'Go'.
    I've heard of it, I'm going to do some research on it

    This is something that I would like to start doing as well.. I would love to know at least some basic programming and understanding..


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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Rick Smith on Saturday, June 20, 2020 08:17:43
    Re: Anyone monitoring in here?
    By: Rick Smith to Charles Stephenson on Wed Jun 10 2020 08:25 pm

    That was my idea, but I've heard some compelling messages that I
    should start off with other programming languages, one being 'Go'.
    I've heard of it, I'm going to do some research on it

    This is something that I would like to start doing as well.. I would love to know at least some basic programming and understanding..

    Soon as I can get some personal issues taken care of so I can get my head into it. I've seen some interesting online courses that looked promising
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  • From Chad Adams@1:19/37 to All on Saturday, October 03, 2020 10:44:11
    I love FreePascal. It has a lot of features.

    Python is also good, but I wanted a compiled language for my projects. Python is great if you want scripting .


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    On 03:17 20/06 , Charles Stephenson wrote:
    Re: Anyone monitoring in here?
    By: Rick Smith to Charles Stephenson on Wed Jun 10 2020 08:25 pm

    That was my idea, but I've heard some compelling messages that I
    should start off with other programming languages, one being 'Go'.
    I've heard of it, I'm going to do some research on it

    This is something that I would like to start doing as well.. I would love to know at least some basic programming and understanding..

    Soon as I can get some personal issues taken care of so I can get my head
    into
    it. I've seen some interesting online courses that looked promising
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