Pascal and the programming language

Of course, the well-known programming language Pascal It was not created by the great mathematician Blaise Pascal, since it was conceived in the year 1971, more than 300 years after Pascal's death. However, it was named after him in this way.

The idealizer of language was Niklaus Wirth, a professor at the Zurich Polytechnic College in Switzerland. Their goal was to develop a disciplined programming language to teach structured programming. Basically, it is a simplified version for educational purposes of the Algol language, dating from 1960.

When the Pascal language was created, many programming languages ​​already existed, but few were widely used: FORTRAN, C, Assembler, COBOL. The Pascal language only gained popularity when it was adopted by the University of California, San Diego, in 1973.