Classification question: dialect or new language?

Published on April 02, 2008

Classification question: dialect or new language?

    There is such a question, what is considered a separate programming language, and what is a dialect?
    Is it possible to distinguish one from another according to some formal criteria?

    For example, Object Pascal (Delphi) seems to be a Pascal dialect, but differences from Pascal are approximately like differences between C ++ and C, and these are separate languages ​​...

    Maybe you can draw parallels with linguistics, with the classification of natural languages ​​...

    Why do I need this classification? For the encyclopedia .

    Who thinks about this?