tsfaqp49.zip Common Turbo Pascal Questions and Timo's answers

Sat 8-Jan-2000: I have made a maintenance update

 165966 Jan 8 2000 ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/ts/tsfaqp49.zip
 tsfaqp49.zip Common Turbo Pascal Questions and Timo's answers

which is also available without the version number as

 ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/link/tsfaqp.zip

Although the MS-DOS programs and the Turbo Pascal scene have grown
quiet in terms of any new developments, the user base of both
continues to be huge, partly because there still are so many old
80386 computers in usage all over the world. The continuing interest
is readily seen e.g. from Garbo's download statistics both for
MS-DOS programs in general and this Turbo Pascal FAQ in particular.
Nevertheless, the steep decline in any new developments is clearly
reflected also in this FAQ. There are no new items and there is a
fairly limited number of changes in the material.

   A parallel development that has gradually been taking place on
the scene is that so much information resides these days on the WWW
pages. Thus so much information is available there rather than on
large repositories like the Garbo archives. The advantage is that
any updates take effect immediately, and without the need of an
outside maintainer. But there also are serious disadvantages. Much
of such material is widely dispersed and above all, many links are
very transient. There today, gone tomorrow. Hence I feel that this
Turbo Pascal FAQ is still useful in its current, downloadable
zip-file format.

   All the best, Timo

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