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symmetria

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Beggining with Pascal
« on: February 01, 2021, 11:26:01 pm »
Hello to all

just a simple question: are there any contemporary learning resources for the (Free)Pascal? I am interested in something which starts from the beginning and covers the entire spectrum of the language.

Thank you all in advance.


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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 12:01:18 am »
https://www.tutorialspoint.com/pascal/index.htm

You can start there..

Also, there are many YouTube videos using Lazarus and free Pascal ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPvQ_dXMhw

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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 12:50:55 am »
Look here: https://castle-engine.io/modern_pascal_introduction.html
You can not expect a resource that starts from beginning and covers the entire language. Even for the newest versions of other languages this is not available, but this covers much more than you want to know to get started. Even if you dont want everything, you get a good overview.
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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 01:10:47 am »
There is the Swinburne University (Australia)  online video course last updated in 2019.

For books, there is this Wiki listing which shows publications from 2019 and 2020 at the top.

The Wiki also has 216 pages of tutorials.
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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 10:16:28 am »
There is this book which is in progress to be rewritten to freepascal.

http://www.copperwood.com/pub/FreePascalFromSquareOne.pdf
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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 12:16:44 pm »
Thank you all thus far.

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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2021, 06:53:07 pm »
Another good one, that should perhaps be added here for easy finding, and be on the beginners list.
Free Pascal and Lazarus Programming Textbook PDF

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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2021, 07:43:58 pm »
just a simple question: are there any contemporary learning resources for the (Free)Pascal? I am interested in something which starts from the beginning and covers the entire spectrum of the language.

Contemporary with what? >:-)

What do you think has gone into the language over say the last 20 years, which would make learning material of that vintage inappropriate? If you can answer that question it implies that you probably know the language fairly well already so why are you asking for elementary material?

Or is your interest in modern applications, i.e. direct support for web apps etc... which aren't really part of the language per se?

Or do you mean that you want the material in modern form, i.e. videos etc. rather than something you have to actually read?

Not meaning to be picky, but just trying to get you to focus on what you actually want.

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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 10:52:55 pm »
The site PP4S has very good tutorials with examples.

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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 01:31:31 am »
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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 03:20:00 am »
I just registered to put in a good word for "Learn to Program using Lazarus" by Howard Page-Clark.  It's fairly recent (2012) and is published by Blaise Pascal magazine (https://www.blaisepascalmagazine.eu/product-category/books/)

It doesn't cover everything -- no book does -- but it will give you a solid grounding in the language.  You should also look at the Lazarus Handbook from the same publisher.


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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2021, 04:55:23 am »
To begin with Pascal what I recommend you is that try to make something with it, that makes you Google a lot on "How I can do this" (that this forum is full of), and you can learn by practice. Theory is usefull but can be difficult, except if you're already good at programming in another language, then go with the docs and practice later.
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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2021, 06:53:34 am »
It doesn't cover everything -- no book does -- but it will give you a solid grounding in the language.  You should also look at the Lazarus Handbook from the same publisher.

Yes, after covering the basics, it would of course be recommended to consider getting the Lazarus Handbook.  This is the most complete 3rd party guide book known on the Lazarus IDE specifically.

https://www.blaisepascalmagazine.eu/product/lazarus-handbook-pdf/
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Re: Beggining with Pascal
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 09:46:41 am »
There is also an ebook on Pascal programming from Wikibooks.  Looks editable, something Pascal experts might want to check out.  Below is the print version.

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Pascal_Programming/Print_Version
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