220px-Niklaus_Wirth_largeIntroduced by professor Niklaus Wirth and named after Blaise Pascal, a mathematician and inventor. The purpose of pascal was a programming language that was applicable to both commercial and scientific applications. Pascal was also used to teach students programming techniques. Pascal was similar to ALGOL 60, which Wirth also created. The small and efficient language was intended to encourage good programming practices using structured programming and data structuring.


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