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Borland’s legendary development tools…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/12

From [WayBack] Borland’s legendary development tools Do you remember Turbo Languages from Borland? There are Pascal, C, Assembler, Basic, Prolog and many other produc… – Jaroslav Beran – Google+:

Borland’s legendary development tools

Do you remember Turbo Languages from Borland? There are Pascal, C, Assembler, Basic, Prolog and many other products. Here there is link to directory containing original documentation of many these products:

http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/borland/

Did you work with some of them? Which one was your favorite?

[WayBack] Bitsavers Index of /pdf/borland:

[ICO] Name Last modified Size Description

[DIR] Ads/ 2011-09-01 20:47
[ ] BRIEF_for_DOS_and_OS2_Version_3.1_Users_Guide_1992.pdf 2009-06-30 22:57 8.9M
[ ] Borland_Brochure_1987.pdf 2009-11-05 02:18 2.1M
[ ] Borland_Turbo_BASIC_Owners_Handbook_1987.pdf 2009-07-30 05:33 15M
[ ] Eureka_The_Solver_Owners_Handbook_1987.pdf 2011-03-20 23:56 8.5M
[ ] Superkey_Owners_Handbook_1986.pdf 2011-02-04 02:01 7.1M
[ ] Turbo_Languages_Brochure_1988.pdf 2011-01-25 04:26 4.0M
[ ] Turbo_Vision_Version_2.0_Programming_Guide_1992.pdf 2010-06-18 19:07 25M
[ ] Windows_API_Guide_Reference_Volume_1_1991.pdf 2009-07-01 03:16 28M
[ ] Windows_API_Guide_Reference_Volume_2_1991.pdf 2009-07-01 03:16 8.7M
[ ] Windows_API_Guide_Reference_Volume_3_1992.pdf 2009-07-01 03:17 24M
[DIR] borland_C++/ 2013-01-17 00:07
[DIR] objectvision/ 2011-06-06 23:47
[DIR] paradox/ 2011-06-06 23:43
[DIR] quatro/ 2014-12-11 03:04
[DIR] quatro_pro/ 2011-06-06 23:47
[DIR] reflex/ 2011-06-06 23:37
[DIR] sidekick/ 2011-06-06 23:38
[DIR] sprint/ 2011-06-06 23:42
[DIR] turbo_assembler/ 2013-01-17 00:07
[DIR] turbo_c/ 2011-06-06 23:37
[DIR] turbo_pascal/ 2011-09-01 19:23
[DIR] turbo_prolog/ 2011-06-06 23:43

Via: [WayBack] Borland’s legendary development tools Do you remember Turbo Languages from Borland? There are Pascal, C, Assembler, Basic, Prolog and many other produc… – Adrian Marius Popa – Google+

–jeroen

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Delphi ^A syntax: Documented, implied, or undocumented? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/12

The syntax is documented. In the Turbo Pasal 3 documentation, i.e. the Z80 era.

Source my answer to [WayBackDelphi ^A syntax: Documented, implied, or undocumented? – Stack Overflow (I have added some WayBack Internet Archive links below) as it is from the Turbo Pascal era where the caret was introduced to support control characters:

This is from long ago as an escape character to enable you to have consts for control characters in a more readable way.
const
  CtrlC = ^C;
begin
  Write(Ord(CtrlC));
end.

This defines a Char constant with value #3, then writes 3 in Borland Pascal 7, and I remember seeing it years before that too.

I just checked the Turbo Pascal 5.0 and Borland Pascal 7.0 languages guides, but could not find it, so it seems undocumented.

Edit: I do remember this was a Borland thing, and just [WayBack] checked: it is not part of the ISO Pascal standard (formerly this was ANSI Pascal Standard, thanks Sertac for noticing this).

It [WayBack] is documented in the Free Pascal documentation [WayBack].

SGI uses the backslash as escape character, as per their docs [WayBack].

More Edit: I found it [WayBackdocumented in Delphi in a Nutshell and the [WayBackDelphi Basics site.

Found it: Just found it on page 37 of the Turbo Pascal 3 Reference Manual [WayBack].

(Marco van de Voort found the Free Pascal documentation)

It in fact originates in the 1984 Turbo Pascal 1 edition, as per the [WayBack] Turbo_Pascal_Reference_Manual_Feb84.pdf:

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Posted in Borland Pascal, Delphi, Development, FreePascal, History, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal, Z80 | 1 Comment »

Playing around with semantic typing in Oxygene: https://github.com/carlokok/…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/05

Interesting: [WayBack] Playing around with semantic typing in Oxygene: https://github.com/carlokok/semantictyping adding operators and methods to type aliases to store distin… – Carlo Kok – Google+

Playing around with semantic typing in Oxygene: https://github.com/carlokok/semantictyping adding operators and methods to type aliases to store distinct types like distance, speed, acceleration while storing them as floats.

Check the repository linked; It essentially has types like Kelvin, Celsius ( https://github.com/carlokok/semantictyping/blob/master/SemanticTyping/Temperature.pas ), and Speed, Velocity, Acceleration ( https://github.com/carlokok/semantictyping/blob/master/SemanticTyping/Physics.pas ) using standard Oxygene features.

–jeroen

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IBM 1980 Pascal manuals

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/15

Just found back an old note with Pascal manuals for the IBM 370 machines: the Reference Manual and Programmers Guide.

–jeroen

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Turbo Pascal 7 compatible compiler for 8051 microcontrollers…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/21

I had seen this before, but was glad about the reminder to put it in my blog: [WayBack] OMG, there is Turbo Pascal 7 compatible compiler for 8051 microcontrollers! http://turbo51.com – Primož Gabrijelčič – Google+:

[WayBack] turbo51.com: Full-featured free Pascal compiler for 8051 microcontrollers, Borland Turbo Pascal 7 syntax, multi-pass optimizer, generates bin, hex, OMF-51 and asm source.

Program Turbo51;
 
Uses FastCompiler, AdvancedOptimizations, SmartLinker, AseemblerFileGenerator;
 
//  Turbo51 is released as freeware. You can download it and use it for FREE.
//  However, if you like Turbo51 you can donate some small amount via PayPal.
//  Donations are a great way to show your appreciation for my software.
 
begin
  InstallAndConfigure;
  Repeat
    CreateProject;
    CompileProject;
    TestProject;
    While ThereIsAProblem do
    begin
      CheckCode;
      CheckDocumentation;
      TryAgain;
      Case ProblemSolved of
        True: Break;
        else  AskForHelp;
      end;
    end;
    If InstalledVersion < '0.1.3.17' then Update;
    If Satisfied then Donate ($20);
  until NoMoreProjects;
end.
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–jeroen

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