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Learn Pascal in Three Days

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ISBN-10: 1556228058

ISBN-13: 9781556228056

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Sam A. Abolrous

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Learn Pascal in Three Days (3e.) is an update of one of the best-selling introductions to Pascal on the market for beginning programmers. The title is recognized as one of the best introductions to Pascal suitable for students or anyone wanting a solid foundation in structured programming. Pascal is considered an ideal programming language to begin programming because of its highly structured syntax.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Hello Pascal
Your First Pascal Program
Comments
Program Heading
Syntax and Conventions
Displaying Text: Writeln, Write
Crunching Numbers
Integers and Real Numbers
Evaluation of Arithmetic Expressions
Using Variables
Variable Declaration
The Assignment Statement
Named Constants
Type Conversion: Round, Trunc
Reading from the Keyboard: Readln, Read
Formatting Output
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Language Elements
Standard Data Types and Functions
Numeric Data Types
Numeric Types in Turbo Pascal
Standard Arithmetic Functions
Example: The Power Function
Example: Grocery Store
Turbo Pascal Additional Functions
The Character Type: CHAR
Standard Functions for Characters
Strings in Standard Pascal
The String Type
Declaration of a String
The Length of a String
The Boolean Type
Simple Boolean Expressions
Compound Boolean Expressions
Turbo Pascal Operators
Precedence of Operators
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Decisions
Making Decisions
The Simple Decision: If-then
Example: Pascal Credit Card
Using Blocks
The If-then-else Construct
The Else-if Ladders
Example: A Character Tester
Nested Conditions
Example: Scores and Grades
Tips on the If-Else Puzzles
The Multiple Choice: Case
Example: A Vending Machine
Example: Number of Days in a Month
Unconditional Branching: GOTO
Repetition Loops
Turbo Pascal Features: Exit, Case-Else
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Loops
Looping
The For Loop
Example: Powers of Two
Example: The Average
Stepping Up and Stepping Down
Example: The Factorial
Nested Loops
The While Loop
The Repeat Loop
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Data Architecture
Ordinal Data Types
Enumerations
Subranges
The TYPE Section
Renaming Types
Naming User-Defined Types
Arrays as Data Structures
One-Dimensional Arrays
Example: Scores of One Student
Displaying Tabulated Results
Declaration of Arrays in the TYPE Section
Example: Sorting an Array
Two-Dimensional Arrays
Example: Scores of Students
Array Initialization
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Text Processing
Manipulating Text Data
Tips on OUTPUT Statements
Tips on INPUT Statements
Using READLN for Numeric Input
Using READ for Numeric Input
Using READ for Character Input
Using READLN for Character Input
Input of Mixed Types
Example: Scrambling Letters
Reading a Line of Text: EOLN
Example: Character Counter
Reading a File of Text: EOF
Example: Frequency Counter
String Manipulation
Tips on String Input/Output
Example: Sorting Names
String Functions and Procedures
LENGTH
CONCAT
COPY
POS
DELETE
INSERT
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Program Architecture
Programs and Subprograms
Procedures
Procedure Definition
Passing Values to Procedures
Passing Back Values from Procedures
Global and Local Variables
Example: Sorting Procedure
Functions
Tips on the Scope of Variables
Recursion
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Sets and Records
Sets
Set Declaration and Assignment
Rules and Restrictions
Set Operators and Operations
Union
Intersection
Difference
Tips on Using Set Operators
Relational Operators
Example: Text Analyzer
Records
Record Declaration
Accessing Fields
The WITH Statement
Nesting Records
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Files and Applications
Data Files
TEXT Files
Reading a TEXT File
File Variables
File Parameters
Opening a File for Input: RESET
Closing the File
File Input Procedures: READ, READLN
The EOF and EOLN Functions
Example: Disk-File Text Analyzer
Displaying a TEXT File
Reading a TEXT File as a Set of Strings
Reading Multiple Strings
Creating a TEXT File: REWRITE
File Output Procedures: WRITE, WRITELN
Example: Employee File
Example: Payroll
Non-TEXT Files
Example: Payroll System
Appending a File
Using the File Buffer Variable
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Using Variant Records
Variant Records
Example: Enhanced Payroll System
Deleting Records from the File
Updating Records
Enhance the Program Modularity
Suggestions
Summary
Exercises
Answers
Pointers and Linked Lists
Dynamic Memory Allocation
Pointers
Pointer Operations
Pointers to Records
Passing Pointers as Parameters
Basics of Linked Lists
List Declaration
Building a List
Reading a List
Example: A Linked List Demo
Storing Lists in Files
Reading Lists from Files
Example: A List of Records
Searching Lists
Deleting Nodes from Lists
Summary
Exercises
Answers
The Next Step
The ASCII Character Set
Reserved Words and Standard Identifiers
Answers to Drills
Index