MICROSOFT PASCAL was an implementation of the Pascal programming
language that was developed by the
Microsoft Pascal version 1.0 was released in 1980. The last version
Microsoft Pascal to be released was version 4.0 in 1988, when
Microsoft Pascal was superseded by (the somewhat short-lived)
MICROSOFT QUICKPASCAL, a cheaper development tool that Microsoft
produced in order to compete with
Unlike the ISO compliant Microsoft Pascal product, QuickPascal went after the ultimate compatibility with Turbo Pascal. This included not only source-level compatibility, but rather complete binary compatibility with widely available unit libraries for the competitor's compiler. To achieve this level of compatibility, QuickPascal moved away from the common file format (OBJ) and tool set (LINK, LIB) shared by Microsoft's other compilers.
* ^ A B C The Microsoft Archives, By Ben Armstrong, 8 Dec 2004, MSDN Blogs, One of the cool things about working at Microsoft is having access to the Microsoft Archives. It turns out that Microsoft has been quite fastidious about keep record of all product and press releases since the beginning of time. ...In 1980 Microsoft actually released their own PASCAL compiler - this was something that I never knew. This compiler was maintained through to 1988. * ^ Advert: Microsoft Pascal (version 3.3), Page 162, PC Mag, 29 Oct 1985 * ^ "Microsoft compiler and operating system detailed versions information". Old Software Bought and Sold, EMS Professional software. Retrieved April 13, 2005. * ^ A B Product comparison: 4 Pascals for DOS, By John Walkenback, InfoWorld, 12 Sep 1988, Page 57:( Microsoft Pascal) * ^ "Usenet post by Tom Hanlin". Google Groups. Retrieved April 13, 2005.
* Jon Udell, Crash of the Object-Oriented Pascals, BYTE, July, 1989. * M.I.Trofimov, The End of Pascal?, BYTE, March, 1990, p. 36.
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Pascal programming language family
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