Classic Object Pascal for free
Hello to all! Allen (new member) here,
I am a long time (OMG, when did I become so old!) Pascal (DOS) programmer - I "cut my teeth" on Turbo Pascal v3, and migrated to v5.5 and finally to Borland Pascal. I am extremely intrigued by Virtual Pascal - I discovered links to Virtual Pascal some years ago and have been "chasing them" off and on since. In the course of getting into V.P., I have prepared a CHM (compiled HTML help) file of EVERYTHING! The PDF documentation (and program's online docs) are good, but finding anything is somewhat troublesome to me.
I read with interest Marco van de Voort's posting of Dec. 15/08 re: CHM support. Hope I haven't stolen your fire, Marco! Also, I would like to respond to Robert AH Prins' comments about CHM...
- yes, CHM is proprietary, but Microsoft releases the compiler (old) for free!
- yes, there can be security risks, but no more than ordinary HTML (this is just compiled)
Microsoft has more-or-less adopted the CHM (and various new spinoff formats) method of delivering documentation. I think the biggest advantages to CHM over conventional HTML are:
- smaller "footprint"
- full text search (and index, if desired)
Gentlemen, I have attached a zip file containing the CHM documentation; I hope that you will critique it and offer any comments or suggestions as you see fit. I am looking forward to using V.P. and the contact this forum should provide. Perhaps I may even provide you with a picture... (hmmmm)
Note: documentation file updated (minor fixups, new image in User's Guide 8.9.11) Aug 4/09
Note: Nov 14/2011 - documentation file updated, with the following changes:
Note: April 4/2012 - documentation file updated, with the following changes: