[Linux-aus] Should I feel sorry for Queenslanders?!

Daniel Jitnah djitnah at greenwareit.com.au
Fri Jan 3 13:26:11 EST 2014

On 03/01/14 12:59, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jan 2014, Terry Dawson <tjd at animats.net> wrote:
>> That being said, 'Information and Software Technology' in Year 9 last 
>> year introduced Pascal, by way of Borland Turbo Pascal (free, but not 
>> Free) as a programming language. A little weird but pragmatic. I'm not 
>> quite sure why they aren't using Python, but I could entertain guesses.
> The Borland "Turbo" family of development environments was really good for 
> learning.  They were fast, easy to use, and everything was integrated with a 
> default installation that made things just work.
> Do we have a Linux development environment that comes out of the box with an 
> editor that has a function-key to compile and run?

Lazarus is as close as you'd get to Borland Pascal/Delphi. Probably a
bit more than the original Borland Turbo Pascal version 3, but does have
"a function-key to compile and run" = F9
> For my use vim/make/gcc works really well.  But it's not the easiest way to 
> start teaching kids.

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