Pascal or C++

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    Question Pascal or C++

    From what i've heard pascal seems to be the easiest to learn and simplest. I have no experience with programming, just a liitle on web design. Could someone here tell me what do you think?

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    I don't know much about languages, but why would you go for the easiest route? I think C and C++ are one of the hardest languages, but it seems to be one of the best too. I never even used Pascal so I wouldn't know to much about it, but I would suggest C or C++ since it seems to be more popular, and a lot of things revolve around it. Plus there are some great tutorials, and alot of people to help you.

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    Pascal is very basic and while you can do a lot of things with it, you should learn a more full-feature language like C++.
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    If you want.! more easyest language and powerfull use C#
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    >>> Pascal is very basic

    That is an odd statement. Whilst it is true that Pascal was developed as a teaching language, it has grown and todays Pascal systems, (consider Borland Delphi for example), are very flexible and powerful. Certainly not basic.

    I use Delphi at least once a week because it turns out certain jobs in a fraction of the effort C/C++ would use.
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    I still prefare giving it a try. Where are some basic C++? tutorials with guides on what to use?

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    Adrian, I apologize for the comment. I wasn't aware that Delphi was a Pascal-like language. I don't really know anything about Delphi, and my only experience with Pascal was my very first programming class in college.... and it seemed very simple at the time and I haven't really touched it since then.

    I guess that was a bit of an ignorant statement.
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    You can think of Delphi as Pascal++; Its main addition to its pascal heritage was object orientation.
    Pascal is also very much a full-featured language; back in the days of DOS it was very popular amongst the programming fraternity. There were plenty of commercial games made using it, ran just as fast as its C/C++ equivalent.

    The problem is that it looks damn freaky from a C/C++ viewpoint, that's all.

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    >>> Its main addition to its pascal heritage was object orientation.

    Actually, "Object Pascal" pre dates Delphi by quite a bit. Indeed, the last couple of releases of Borlands "Turbo Pascal" suite were OO.

    For the right applications, Delphi is a really sweet tool to use.

    This is something of a digression however. To the OP, C/C++ has a greater marketability then Pascal/Delphi, although it depends where you are to a certain extent. In the US, Delphi is not as popular as it is in Europe.
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    Hello! What hell is this? Some kind of general blanter. This is my topic! Post a new thread about the small details about C++ and Pascal.

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    You do not consider the discussion of the pros and cons of the 2 languages you are inquirying about to be relevent, and probably highly significant to your original question, which posted on a C/C++ forum is really likely to get a unbiased view?

    >>> This is my topic!

    This is a public topic on a public forum.
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    Hello! What hell is this? Some kind of general blanter. This is my topic! Post a new thread about the small details about C++ and Pascal.

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    Python is probably the easiest language to use. Here is an article that describes it:
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