Nostalgia with Pascal

Pascal is my first programming language. I started learning it in my first year of senior high school. I remember writing a code to print “Hello World” in my first class, and then my teacher gave me a list of reserved words in Pascal to remember. Since then, I have learned a lot about programming languages.

Back then, I don’t know what I can be by learning computer programming. There were no software companies in the province where I lived, and the capital city was so far away. So, I didn’t know if a profession called “software engineer” existed.

I kept playing around with programming because it was cool, and I also participated in the National Olympiad of Informatics in my country. So, I always practiced math and programming every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at my school. But my dream was to graduate from college and become a teacher, which I later regretted in college when I joined a teacher training program at a high school in Bandung.

I created a lot of small programs and games with Pascal, but sadly I didn’t know about GitHub back then, so none of those codes got backed up. This week, when I was feeling nostalgic for Pascal, I decided to create a simple game with it. And here it is: Katla, a Wordle clone in Indonesian, written in Pascal.

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