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    Hey all I'm back

    Been away from programming for about a year now. Now I'm back at it and am in collage. Now to find my old programming books.

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    Welcome back. You went off on some posting, Egypt or something didn't you?
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    Holy wow!

    Where you been?

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    I was stationed in Okinawa. Work had me busy for a while. Got out of the Marines and am now going to collage. This coming semister I have to take Pascal before I can take a C course. Well it was either Pascal or Fortran or Visial Basic.

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    Cool - good to see you back

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    Not Egypt then, I'm sure you said something about Egypt - ah, my memory is not what it was sonny!

    >>> Well it was either Pascal or Fortran or Visial Basic.

    Visual Basic is a lot more marketable skill to have on your CV than Pascal or Fortran.
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    >>Visual Basic is a lot more marketable skill to have on your CV than Pascal or Fortran.


    VB is evil, it needs to be banished from society.

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    Originally posted by adrianxw

    Visual Basic is a lot more marketable skill to have on your CV than Pascal or Fortran.
    What is the world coming to?

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    The three classes are basically so the student has a base in a "fundamental language of the object oriented programming"

    Not looking to learn it to market it.

    Yea I remember something about Egypt also but not 100% what it was

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    >>> What is the world coming to?

    Just saying like it is. With the continuing move offshore of IT jobs, the more marketable skills you have on your CV the better. I use Fortran perhaps 4-5 weeks a year, and Pascal, (behind Delphi), probably once/twice a month - but employers aren't interested, (unless they are in the same niche markets).
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    Welcome back!

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    >> The three classes are basically so the student has a base in a "fundamental language of the object oriented programming"


    i thought VB, Pascal, and Fortran were all linear (ie. not so object oriented) languages.

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    Hell if I know for sure. Barely ever touched VB. The true reason I am taking the class and not trying to challange it is that it transfers up to the 4 year university so its worth the time to take the class.

    Mental fart when I quoted...quoted the wrong class

    Think they want those 3 due to them being structured languages (hell if I know what a non structured program looks like though)

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    >>>
    i thought VB, Pascal, and Fortran were all linear (ie. not so object oriented) languages.
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    Most modern Pascal compilers are fully object oriented. ISTR it was Apple that introduced "Object Pascal" but Borlands Delphi is the best implementation.

    I like Delphi a lot.
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    >> it was Apple that introduced "Object Pascal" but Borlands Delphi is the best implementation


    ohhh, i had no idea that Delphi was an implementation of Pascal. i guess you learn something new everyday. Doesnt Pascal use a 1 based system? (ick) does Delphi as well??

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