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re: Top 10 Most Popular Programming languages and their Creators VIEW POST


Is Pascal still around? I know there's Delphi, based on Object Pascal (since core Pascal and the Turbo compiler/IDE were purely imperative) which I used on and off through university ages ago.


Yes, It's still around, just like Mainframes but only on legacy applications.


but popular though? Over c# and other languages like go, etc...? There's no way.

Probably not now, though yeah, claims like 'most popular' sound like cheap clickbait when lacking some metric to measure the claim.
Maybe these languages were most popular, historically, a couple of decades ago.
But it is difficult to quantify. Today I would disqualify Perl, C, Lisp and Pascal based on stsckoverflow questions.
Also, today we have more people in programming that at any other point in history, learning any number of modern languages.


Pascal, as Delphi which costs $$, and as free pascal still has a strong community. Tiobe ranks it about level with Ruby and Swift. There are good Delphi & fpc groups on fb.


As FLOSS Pascal exists in Free Pascal which supports "plain" Pascal and Object Pascal (including Delphi extensions). As for a Delphi like IDE, there is Lazarus.

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