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Mon, 19 Feb 2001 12:33:33 +0000
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[said John]

>> I guess the point I'm trying to make is that I don't believe Pascal to be a
>> good example of failure in the validation system due to the limited nature of
>> the language itself.

>Just a clarification: as I recall, the fellow responsible for the Pascal
>validation suite made it clear that Borland Pascal failed in the part of
>the language that was covered by the standard, not (just) in the extensions.

I can accept that, but the point I wanted to make was that thre may have been
reasons why certain standardised parts of the language may have required
implementations that would not have been suitable for the purposes of Borland's
Pascal product. I take your point about the possibility of having a
switch/pragma, but I'm not really into criticising Borland - I think we have a
lot to thank them for.


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