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Is Pascal Still Useful?

Dear Brothers

Please brothers i want to know if PASCAL Programming is still useful, i recently found thai it include in my course outline at school, i want know how would you compare PASCAL with JAVA, is PASCAL still useful? what are advantage of this Programming language over JAVA and other programming languages? which fields are still using PASCAL?

THANKS

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was that a joke or what?

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poster are u from unilag?

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People are just reply based on uneducated assumptions

Pascal is still very useful , though admittedly not as popular as the new mainstream languages C#,Java,VB.NET.

The famous platform that C# and even java got there beginnings from is based on Pascal.

Just google for Delphi or Kylix and see for yourself ,

Some programming languages allow the student to focus on real concepts rather than the jargon of the language.

e.g Shell programming was invented as far back as 40 years ago, and i can assure you that its still very much in vogue, Nobody talks about it but its the glue that binds a lot of the work one does in any OS together.

remember everything gets to be machine code at the end of the day ,

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Pascal is somebody's name. So what happened?

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I wonder tho, if pascal is still useful to this society.

I believe if it would be included in the course outline it sud just be an introductory course to software development, cuz it is a waste of time resources etc to study what u might not use later.

All those old lecturers in the university just keep revolving around one pt.

U can imagine I had a lecturer who finished his masters in 1997 and until 2007 he didnt do anything to upgrade himself, not even a professional exam

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If you have an an option between Java and Pascal, I would definitely go with Java. Pascal is still ok to teach software development. Obviously, it's not an Object Oriented Programming language like Java.

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Don't mind Nigerian lecturers; later some Nigerians will be comparing our educational system with that of europe and america.

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If you want a useful language, u should go for any of  perl, python, c++, .Net, java.

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Aliyasimam,

Did you read what Ghengis and Edayo wrote?

They hit the head right on the nail.

(Ouch!)

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