Issues of Selecting a Programming Environment for a Programming Curriculum in General Education

  • Rimgaudas Laucius
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4226)


The programming environment has an essential role in the curriculum of programming. This paper presents the main features determining an environment’s methodical suitability for teaching programming. It is based on our recent experience of selection of environments when we had decided to replace the obsolete Turbo Pascal system in our schools. Our solution – to adapt the Free Pascal compiler for teaching purposes according to prearranged requirements may be treated as success story. The paper presents the main features of Free Pascal and the main tasks necessary for its adaptation: the development of an integrated development environment and the localization of compiler as well.


Programming Language Open Source Software Program Environment Object Oriented Programming Programming Curriculum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rimgaudas Laucius
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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsVilniusLithuania

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