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hansotten:
Pascal is quite old now, around 1970 the first compiler appeared designed by Niklaus Wirth.
About 1978 I was exposed to Pascal, read the Algorithms + Data Structures 1976 book by Wirth and discovered compiler writing 'Wirth style': recursive descent down one pass in an understandable way. I have used those techniques a lot since, writing parsers, compilers etc. So I collected lots of books and articles and compilers during the years. Some very rare, some scanned by me, or collected from websites long gone now.

Since Freepascal has an 'ISO7185' mode, this is still relevant, but also fun to read. 
 
A large update to my history of Pascal and its standards, where it comes from, the early compilers, sources of first compilers, unique articles and rare books, originally scanned, written by Niklaus Wirth, Per Brinch Hansen, Tony Hoare, Dijkstra,  Jim Welsh and many more. Come and see it at http://pascal.hansotten.com

MarkMLl:
I've added that as a link to https://wiki.freepascal.org/Make_your_own_compiler,_interpreter,_parser,_or_expression_analyzer#See_also

Please check that I've rendered your name correctly, your website doesn't identify its publisher.

MarkMLl

hansotten:
Thanks!

My name is spelled ok, the website's name is School of Wirth, and that is misspelled!

Ñuño_Martínez:

--- Quote from: hansotten on July 31, 2020, 11:32:48 am ---Thanks!

My name is spelled ok, the website's name is School of Wirth, and that is misspelled!

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Fixed!  Nice website. :)

PascalDragon:

--- Quote from: hansotten on July 31, 2020, 10:44:12 am ---Pascal is quite old now, around 1970 the first compiler appeared designed by Niklaus Wirth.
About 1978 I was exposed to Pascal, read the Algorithms + Data Structures 1976 book by Wirth and discovered compiler writing 'Wirth style': recursive descent down one pass in an understandable way. I have used those techniques a lot since, writing parsers, compilers etc. So I collected lots of books and articles and compilers during the years. Some very rare, some scanned by me, or collected from websites long gone now.

Since Freepascal has an 'ISO7185' mode, this is still relevant, but also fun to read. 
 
A large update to my history of Pascal and its standards, where it comes from, the early compilers, sources of first compilers, unique articles and rare books, originally scanned, written by Niklaus Wirth, Per Brinch Hansen, Tony Hoare, Dijkstra,  Jim Welsh and many more. Come and see it at http://pascal.hansotten.com

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Just because I noticed this on your website and it might interest you: the development version of FPC has initial, experimental support for MSX-DOS.

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