SSC General Science & Technology Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Who had developed PASCAL, the programming language named in honour of the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal?

    A)  William Euler    

    B)  Niklaus Sarkozy

    C)  John Backus    

    D)  Niklaus Wirth

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Pascal, named in honor of the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal, was developed by Niklaus Wirth. Before his work on Pascal, Wirth had developed Euler and ALGOL W and later went on to develop the Pascal-like languages Modula-2 and Oberon. Initially, Pascal was largely, but not exclusively, intended to teach students structured programming. [4] A generation of students used Pascal as an introductory language in undergraduate courses. Variants of Pascal have also frequently been used for everything from research projects to PC games and embedded systems. Newer Pascal compilers exist which are widely used. Pascal was the primary high-level language used for development in the Apple Lisa, and in the early years of the Macintosh. Parts of the original Macintosh operating system were hand-translated into Motorola 68000 assembly language from the Pascal sources.

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