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Pascal Table of Contents
Introduction - What is Pascal and why study it?
Chapter 1 - What is a computer program?
Chapter 2 - Getting Started in Pascal
Chapter 3 - The Simple Pascal Data Type
Chapter 4 - Pascal Loops and Control Structures
Chapter 5 - Pascal Procedures and Functions
Chapter 6 - Arrays, Types, Constants, and Labels
Chapter 7 - Strings and String Procedures
Chapter 8 - Scalars, Subranges, and Sets
Chapter 9 - Records
Chapter 10 - Standard Input/Output
Chapter 11 - Files
Chapter 12 - Pointers and Dynamic Allocation
Chapter 13 - Units in Turbo Pascal
Chapter 14 - Encapsulation and Inheritance
Chapter 15 - Virtual Methods
Chapter 16 - Complete Example Programs

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Frequently asked questions about Pascal

In response to a constant flood of questions from those just getting started in programming, we offer the following list of Questions and Answers. Hopefully, this will answer enough of the beginners questions to get him started programming. This list will be augmented as needed by the incoming questions.

Why can't I run the Coronado Enterprises programs?
The example Pascal programs included with the Coronado Enterprises Pascal tutorial are not readable by the computer in a way that they can be run. They are all in a human readable format which a computer cannot read and execute.

Which Pascal compiler should I get?
You may be tempted to spend a lot of money to purchase a very expensive compiler to start with, but this is probably not your best route to take.  I recommend buying a very inexpensive compiler as your first compiler for several reasons. The more expensive compilers have so many features that it can be very intimidating for a beginner, whereas a lower level compiler with fewer features, could be much easier to start with. As a beginner you will need only the features available with the less expensive versions. Secondly, when you begin to feel the need to purchase a better compiler, you will have some programming experience under your belt and can make a much more informed decision as to which compiler you really want to use. For the PC platform, you have a choice between Pascal for DOS, Pascal for Windows, and Delphi which uses Pascal to generate Windows programs.

Where should I start?
Start with the Coronado Enterprises Pascal tutorial. Read the text associated with each example program, compile and execute each example program, and modify the program in some way to be sure you understand the concepts taught with that particular program. After completing a few chapters begin to write some small programs of your own design just to gain the experience of programming.  You will probably surprise yourself at how fast you progress.

Where can I get a free Pascal compiler?
You can get an excellent free Pascal compiler at http://www.freepascal.org/ for a fairly wide variety of platforms.

Frequently asked questions about Pascal
Q&A will be added here as needed. This list is expected to grow over time.

 


 
   

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