Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
Snippet of Pascal code.

Pascal is a high-level programming language developed by Niklaus Wirth in 1971 that is named after the Mathematician Blaise Pascal. Below is an example of a Pascal program that prints "Hello World!" to the screen.

program Hello;
Write('Hello world');

After the above is entered into a file, save it as hello.pas and compile the program before it can run.

What is Free Pascal?

Originally named FPK-Pascal, Free Pascal is a mature, versatile, open source Pascal compiler sometimes called FPC (Free Pascal compiler). The program tries implementing a Borland-compatible Pascal compiler on as many platforms as possible.

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