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Pascal origin, where does it come from

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"The language was originally developed by Apple Computer as Clascal for the Lisa Workshop development system. As Lisa gave way to Macintosh, Apple collaborated with Niklaus Wirth, the author of Pascal, to develop an officially standardized version of Clascal. This was renamed Object Pascal." -- From the Wiki on Object Pascal.

Interestingly, this part of the story of Apple's hand in developing Object Pascal is not elaborated on much.  Doesn't seem to be much information out there about why, the details, influences, and decisions.  Though there are interviews with Niklaus Wirth, this part of the history isn't discussed.

Another thing that tends not to be discussed is that Wirth acted as a (AIUI paid) consultant to the Ada design process. It's interesting that later on he appeared to be very hostile to OO, arguing that everything could be done adequately using records.



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