- 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
Chapter 11 - Files
Chapter 12 - Pointers
and Dynamic Allocation
Chapter 13 - Units
in Turbo Pascal
Chapter 14 - Encapsulation and Inheritance
Chapter 15 - Virtual
Chapter 16 - Complete
|| 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
Q&A will be added here as needed. This list is expected to grow