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Setting up Pascal on Windows

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Last Modified: 2018-07-29
I have a need to write some Pascal programs, after several decades' hiatus.  I downloaded a free version of Pascal from www.freepascal.org.  I also found https://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/current/user/user.html#userch2.html.  

My helloworld program is working nicely, but it was stored to an awkward location: C:\FPC\3.0.4\bin\i386-win32.  Is it possible to save my files to a subdirectory?

When I start the program, I get a very old-fashioned kind of window.  I can't figure out how to close a program after I've saved it (except for killing Pascal entirely).

I would rather use notepad++ for editing my programs.

There is mention of Lazarus but I don't have any experience with that.  I have downloaded and installed it but am not sure what to do next with it.
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