re: What would the programming language sorting hat pick for you, and why? VIEW POST

re: Turbo Pascal. I'm old enough to remember using it and loving it, it's a 'teaching language' which fits my mentoring bent, and darn it if I still do...

Turbo Pascal is definitely the best language (actually, the best language is Spectrum Basic - but I'm the first to admit it did have some tiny flaws)! To this day, I still haven't seen a better colour scheme in an IDE. If I'm not mistaken, the guys from Borland that designed it now work for MS on C#.


VS Code and Atom have unlimited amounts of themes and both have plugins for Pascal. And loving a language bcoz of theme in IDE seems weird to me.

Sorry if I'm mistaken

Perhaps the first impression is hard to change. The color is vibrant and traditional lol

yes but this is not related to language at all... Editor / IDE can be any color

This argument is not quite correct for the integrated dev environment like Turbo Pascal, It'll be a bit weird if somebody will use another editor then using command line for building. I mean he is in love with the intergrated feeling of development.

okay but tons of languages have IDEs so this is not an argument again

:D I meant to original comment's is his impression, under the context when Turbo Pascal still shine. Why do we need to argue things by our opinion about his on this? LoL weird.

Never said I wasn't weird :-)

It's a bit like watching a sit-com that you grew up with. You should never watch it again, because it's not as good as you remember it.

At the time, we used to create buttons using ANSI characters - Windows was just something you ran when you wanted to play minesweeper.

The IDE helps makes the language productive, or torture. It also makes it pretty or ugly to work with. Borland was onto something in those days.


He works with Microsoft. But as of 2019, he is in charge of Typescript - another great language like C#

Yep, I love my .NET and TypeScript. There are plenty of others I want to get into, but at the moment, this is where I focus.

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