[fpc-pascal] standard unit description -- builtin funcs & procs

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Fri May 7 11:09:42 CEST 2010

On Thu, May 6, 2010 13:03, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Thu, 6 May 2010, spir ☣ wrote:


>> It seems, maybe, that most people using freepascal actually come from a
>> different environment (esp Delphi) with all needed knowledge about (a
>> dialect of) the language itself, here in fact Pascal *and* object
>> Pascal;
>> and also about its major utilities (& common libraries).  How do *real*
>> newcomers manage to get this knowledge?
>> The FAQ states: 20.  Standard units To see the list of base units
>> supplied
>> with Free Pascal, and on which platform they are supported, consult the
>> Free Pascal user's manual.  There is also a short description of what
>> each
>> unit does in the same section of the manual.
> It refers to this page:
> http://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/user/userch9.html

BTW, you may also want to have a look at
http://wiki.freepascal.org/Unit_categorization - it's incomplete (some
newer units are missing there), but it still may help you a bit (and you
or anyone else are welcome to extend it with further findings). Obviously,
it's just for the first orientation especially for newcomers not having TP
and/or Delphi background; the details are provided within the reference


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