Turbo languages

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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.