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Turbo languages

Turbo languages Implementations of popular programming languages by Borland for the IBM PC and equivalents (and in some cases for the Apple Macintosh). They included Turbo Basic, Turbo C, Turbo C++, Turbo Pascal, and Turbo Prolog. They were characterized by extremely fast compile speed and an integrated environment comprising editor, compiler, and debugger; in addition, the language as implemented included many enhancements over the “standard” language. The Turbo languages were very popular and sold in large numbers, making the version of the language they implemented a de facto standard.

Borland have since changed their marketing strategy and moved toward the professional market. Of the Turbo languages, only Turbo Pascal and Turbo C++ remain.

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