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Memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - Gerold Martens, Australia From: Gerold Martens Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 9:59 PM Subject: Pascal/Delphi Story [ David I. note - this story dates back to an email I received in 2005 as part of the Delphi 10 year celebration. It also has memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 at the start. ] A long, long time ago, in 1983 I bought my first Z-80 home computer with 8 K of memory and felt really excited. Soon I started writing some code using GW Basic to write my first small programs but there was not enough mem...

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Memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - several blog posts Several different community members and industry luminaries have posted blog articles with memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0. Here are just a few of the blog posts with the person, link to the blog, and an excerpt from their posts. Huw Collingbourne - Editor of Bitwise Magazine, UK http://www.bitwisemag.com/2/Turbo-Pascal-Quarter-of-a-Century "CodeGear’s David Intersimone wrote to me today to remind me of a very important anniversary - 25 years since Turbo Pascal 1.0 shipped! If that had...

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Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - Common Questions Here are a few of the frequently asked questions about Turbo Pascal.  These questions are taken from the Turbo Pascal manual, Turbo Tutor book, from the Internet, and also from my (not-so-complete) memory. Q: Who were the developers who originally worked on the Turbo Pascal version 1.0 software, manuals, and examples? A: Anders Hejlsberg (compiler, runtime library), Ole Paulsen (Wordstar-like editor), Mogens Glad (memory management and integration of the editor, runtime, and compiler), Lars Fri...
Memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - Neil Rubenking, United States From: Neil Rubenking - ziffdavis.com Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 9:14 AM Subject: Turbo Pascal version 1.0 [ David I note:  Neil Rubenking is an writer for PC Magazine covering programming, tools, and solutions to problems.  He is the author of seven books on DOS, Windows, and Pascal/Delphi programming, including Delphi Programming for Dummies. ] When I discovered Turbo Pascal in I-think 1983 I was in "starving student" mode. Even scraping up $49.95 was tough, but $500 for IBM's Pa...
Memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - Anders Hejlsberg, United States From: Anders Hejlsberg - microsoft.com Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 10:33 AM Subject: Turbo Pascal v1... [ David I. note - Anders Hejlsberg is the original author of the Turbo Pascal compiler. Anders was also chief architect of Delphi.  He is now a Technical Fellow at Microsoft and chief designer of the C# language.  In 2001, Anders received the Dr. Dobbs Excellence in Programming Award at the Software Development 2001 Conference. Today, November 20, 2008 is the 25th anniversary of the r...
Memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - Jon Erickson, United States From: Jon Erickson - DDJ Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:28 PM Subject: Re: Turbo Pascal version 1.0 25th anniversary... [ David I. note - Jon Erickson has been Dr. Dobb's Journal's editor-in-chief since 1988. Before joining DDJ, Jonathan was senior west-coast editor for BYTE and senior editor for Osborne/McGraw-Hill books. He is the author of ten books, ranging from graphics programming to organic gardening. ] A Real Hero When comes time to compile the history of Turbo Pascal -- a...
Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - The Turbo Pascal release dates It started on November 20, 1983. The release of the first version of Turbo Pascal.  Twenty Five years ago this month.  There are many release milestones for our family of products that are all a part of "The World of Delphi" - including Turbo Pascal, Turbo Pascal for the Macintosh, Turbo Pascal for Windows, Turbo Pascal for the Amiga, Delphi, Kylix, and Delphi Prism. Wait!  Did David I. just mention Turbo Pascal for the Amiga?  Yes, the product was in development.  The development system was ...

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Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - compiler directives In the Turbo Pascal version 1.0 manual the compiler directives default values are given special attention in several places.  Early in the manual, there is a note that says: READ THIS !!! Turbo Pascal provides a number of compiler directives to control special runtime facilities like e.g. index checking, recursion (CP/M-80 only), etc. PLEASE NOTICE that the default settings of these directives will optimize execution speed and minimize code size. Thus, a number of runtime facilities (such as...
Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - What was happening in the industry during 1983? Turbo Pascal version 1.0 was released on November 20, 1983.  There was a lot going on throughout 1983 during the time of Turbo Pascal's development and first shipment.  Here are a few computer industry milestones that took place in 1983. Apple Computer unveils the Lisa computer. AT&T announces Unix System V. Borland International is founded by Philippe Kahn (May 1983). Lotus Development ships Lotus 1-2-3 Release 1.0 for MS-DOS. [David I note:  Spencer Leyton (helped get me my job a...
Memories of Turbo Pascal version 1.0 - Steve Summers, United States From: Steve Summers - drbsystems.com Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 6:58 AM Subject: Turbo Pascal Story Back in November '83 I was in my Senior year at the University Of Akron (Ohio), working on a CS major. I was in a class where the main project was to write a simulator for a "HAL" – Hypothetical Assembly Language". (It had 16 bit words, a 2K-word address space, and 32 instructions. The first 5 bits of each word was the instruction, and the last 11 was the address.) We were allowed to ...

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