[fpc-devel]bug in comparing of two pchars

Sebastian G√ľnther sguenther at gmx.de
Mon Mar 19 11:25:20 CET 2001

"Pavel V. Ozerski" wrote:
> Hello,
> please fix a bug.

I don't think this is a bug...

> comparing pchar variable with string constant is not supported by compiler if this constant has one-character length.

You cannot compare PChar strings directly using the "=" operator; use
functions such as strcomp instead. PChar is just a pointer type, and "="
will compare the address.
"p='T'" is a special case: Here the compiler does an automatic pointer
dereference, and as PChar is equivalent to ^Char, it's clear that this
comparison will check the first character of p.

- Sebastian

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