This Pascal Tutorial gives you a basic understanding of Pascal programming language. If you are novice learners at Pascal programming then this training series is for you. We also discuss advanced concepts and implementation in the later chapters. For advanced learners, it also might be helpful for clarifying the concepts.
It is quite easy to learn programming language compared to other programming languages. So it is not necessary to learn or know to start learning Pascal. But I am assuming that you have minimal knowledge about basic programming concepts like compilers, text editor, etc.
So What is Pascal?
Pascal is a high-level compiled and procedural programming language designed and developed by Niklaus Wirth in 19698-1970. The naming of this language was followed by the name of French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal. Pascal runs on a variety of OS including Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc.
Pascal is not an object-oriented language but in the extended version of Pascal, like object pascal or Delphi. Delphi is a successor language of Pascal. Nowadays this language is widely used in various purposes, for example, web application development, mobile application development, etc. If you want to learn Delphi, then check out our Delphi programming documentation here.
What I will Need to Get Started?
First of all, we need the Pascal compiler. Like Pascal, every high-level programming language has its own source code/library packages. That source code is not machine-readable. So we will need Pascal compiler to translate Pascal source code into machine code.
We will learn how to install Pascal compiler in the later chapter. One more thing we will need a text editor to write Pascal source code.
What is next?
In the next subsequent chapters, we will learn everything else about Pascal programming language from very basic to advanced level. After completing this tutorial, you will be able to understand the foundation of Pascal programming language and help to be intermediate Pascal programmer. Let’s get started!