Pascal was also the first language I programmed in (after trying C and failing at the time), I must have been 12-13 years old and I used Delphi 4 at the time.
So many fond memories and nostalgia. I had so much fun coming up with form apps and CLI apps, and trying DelphiX (DirectX headers). It’s nice how it also brings back other memories at the time, specially of DOS and Win95/98 games I used to play.
I don’t know, must be the psychology behind nostalgia, but I always look back at those old times as “simpler” and “warmer”, even though we all know computing improved a lot since then, including software engineering/programming tools, although Delphi was a revolution at the time with its RAD (Rapid App Dev) philosophy.
I love remembering those while drinking a cup of coffee
It’d be awesome to have a FreePascal target!