By A. M. ADDYMAN' 'I. R. WILSON
Because the first version of this e-book used to be written in 1977, there was a big raise within the use of Pascal. This elevated use has had major results. (1) It has produced a bett er realizing of the amenities of Pascal and their use. (2) It has fostered the creation of the ISO regular for Pascal. This moment variation displays either this greater knowing and the clarifications and adjustments to Pascal that have resulted from the creation of the BSljlSO Pascal ordinary. the traditional (BS 6192, which gives the technical content material for ISO 7185) is the definitive record on Pascal. My paintings at the Pascal normal has confident me that the outline of a programming language can be educational, or it can be definitive, or it can be neither! The chapters of this booklet don't represent a definitive description of Pascal. they're primarily educational. The publication is predicated on an introductory lecture direction given at Manchester. as well as lectures, the path involves different types of useful paintings. the 1st is predicated at the answer of brief pencil-and-paper workouts. the second one calls for the scholar to put in writing whole courses and run them utilizing interactive laptop terminals. every one bankruptcy of the e-book concludes with workouts and difficulties compatible forthese reasons. even supposing strategies to all of those should not provided within the booklet, instructing employees may possibly receive them through program to the authors.
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For example, the following are boolean expressions p and q ; t rand t • k 4 The boolean operators are not which has greater precedenc e than and which has greater precedence than or which has greater precedence than <> <> <= >=which all have equal precedence where not p pand q is true if p is false, otherwise it is false is true if both p and q are true, otherwise it is false porq is true if either or both of p and q are true, otherwise it is false 28 A PracticalIntroduction to Pascal p=q p<>q is true if p and q have the same boolean value, otherwise it is false is true if p and q have different boolean values, otherwise it is false The remaining operators are less often used when applied to boolean values.
This is achieved, on simple output devices, by outputting many - symbols. Example6A [ Add two numbers and pr int neatly } program EX6A (Input, output); 'far numt , num2 , total ; real; procedure DrawALlne; cons: length to ; 'far I ; Integer; begin for I ;= t to length do = wntec'<»; wrlteln end [DrawALlne} ; An Introduction to Procedures and Functions 39 begin read tnum I, numz» ; write In tnumt : I 0 :3); wrltetn (num2: 10:3); DrawALine ; totet : = numl + num2; wr ttet» (total: 10:3) ; DrawALine end.
Functions which use variable parameters may be calculating several results and hence would be better expressed as a procedure. A complete program using both a procedure and a function is given in example 6E. Two lengths given in non-metric units are added by making use of a function which calculates the equivalent value in inches. This program also illustrates a useful featu re of procedures and functions -that they may easily be re-used in another program . e. '); wrttetn tmttes :«, ' miles,', veras :«, ' yards, ' , feet :l, ' feet and " Inches :2, ' Inches') end.
A Practical Introduction to Pascal — with BS 6192 by A. M. ADDYMAN' 'I. R. WILSON