|Abacus Zoom Pascal Manual [High Quality]|
ZOOM Pascal 64 is a true compiler. It generates 6502 machine language from a Pascal source file. Most versions of Pascal use some form of interpreter. This explains why, in timing tests, ZOOM Pascal 64 was the fastest version.
ZOOM Pascal 64 is a subset of the Pascal described by Jensen and Wirth in their book, which is the 'bible' for Pascal. It is also a subset of and supplies all of the string functions of UCSD Pascal. The section Differences from
This manual is only a guide to use of ZOOM Pascal 64 and is not intended to teach the user how to write programs in Pascal. Consult one of the references in the Appendix C - the bibliography for more information about Pascal
ZOOM Pascal 64 runs on standard Commodore 64 with a 1541 disk drive. Although ZOOM Pascal 64 can work with a cassette drive, use of a cassette drive is suitable only for small source or data files. ZOOM PASCAL 64 is therefore not distributed on cassette and ABACUS Software does not support a cassette version.