[fpc-pascal] Favourite Pascal books

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Jan 23 08:16:10 CET 2013

waldo kitty wrote:
> On 1/22/2013 06:52, Leonardo M. Ramé wrote:
>> The best introductory Turbo Pascal book I've ever read was "Mastering 
>> Turbo Pascal 6" from Scott D. Palmer spanish edition,
> i've got one with that very same title but written by Tom Swan... the 
> one i have is the paperback, fourth edition - third printing 1993... 
> 1037 pages...
> ISBN: 0-672-48505-2
> LCCCN: 91-61702

Has anybody mentioned "Lazarus: The Complete Guide" yet?


I don't have a copy, but I think that the cross-platform aspect of Free 
Pascal and Lazarus means that one has at least to be aware that some 
facets of TP and Delphi don't apply.

Also both Delphi/Lazarus and the underlying Object Pascal language have 
moved so much towards a component-based approach that things like linked 
list manipulation are far less important than they used to be. Arguably, 
if you find yourself with a pointer or an address at the application 
level then you're at fault: everything like that should be in custom 
objects with well-defined interfaces.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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