> There are lots of syntatical issues about switching from Pascal to C++ (even
> a C subset).  [for example....]

These examples may be problems for the instructor, but not for the student.
They are comparing Pascal and C++ as "first language" so the student will not
actually be switching languages.  (Unless they learned the "wrong" language
in high school.)

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Wes Groleau
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