What is Turbo Pascal and how it is different from standard Pascal?

Sharad Jaiswal
Sharad Jaiswal

Posted On: Nov 22, 2018

 

Turbo Pascal is a comprehensive software development system released in the year 1983. It is developed for the Pascal Programming. Developed by Borland, it runs on a variety of Operating systems such as CP/M, PC-DOS, and MS-DOS. It is the first software development system which has editor, linker and compiler all in one application. The difference between Turbo Pascal and Standard Pascal is given below:

  • Turbo Pascal is more efficient, faster and doesn’t require any support code for compatibility factor whereas Standard Pascal doesn’t, acknowledge the record descriptions for the standard methodology.
  • Turbo Pascal uses the dynamic variables and pointers whereas Standard Pascal doesn’t use it. Turbo pascal is used it to show the standard procedures like new, mark and release.
  • Turbo Pascal uses Read and Write procedures in place of Get and Put methods. Read and Write procedures help in extending the functionality of the I/O methods.
  • Turbo Pascal uses local variables that are handled in the recursion phase. It is also used to pass the recursive calls to others. But standard Pascal doesn’t use recursion in its programs.

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