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Is there a difference?

jtm62jtm62 Posts: 8Member
Hey everyone,

I'm looking to do a science fair project using rollercoaster simulation. I would like to use graphics for this so, my question is
Is there a big difference between turbo pascal 6.0 and dev-pascal 1.9.

Thanks for the help
Josh

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  • ManningManning Posts: 1,621Member
    : Hey everyone,
    :
    : I'm looking to do a science fair project using rollercoaster simulation. I would like to use graphics for this so, my question is
    : Is there a big difference between turbo pascal 6.0 and dev-pascal 1.9.

    Well, TP6 is a DOS compiler, and Dev-Pascal uses a Win32 compiler (Dev-Pascal is really only an IDE for the GNU Pascal and Free Pascal compilers) so right away that's a pretty big difference.

    Language wise, if you use Dev-Pascal with the GNU Pascal compiler, there are a lot of differences since it doesn't support a lot of the "Borland-isms". Free Pascal is quite compatable with Borland's compilers in most cases, but probably not in graphics applications.

    So if you're starting from scratch, it doesnt really matter what you use (Personally I would go with a Win32 compiler though). But if you already have a code base using one of the compilers, it may not compile with the others so you should probably stick with it.
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