[fpc-devel]Another FPC versus Delphi issue
jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Mon Oct 15 15:14:16 CEST 2001
On vrijdag, oktober 12, 2001, at 05:36 , KJK::Hyperion wrote:
>> > a: array [ Integer ] of Integer;
>> > Under Delphi (v5) this gives an compile-time error (Data type too
>> > large: exceeds 2GB)
>> > It seems to me that fpc should give a compile-time error, rather
>> > than crash.
>> It allocates only 4 bytes for the array.
> Why? Isn't Integer a range type?
Yes, but in Delphi integer = longint and this cause the size calculation
of the array in the compiler to overflow. It's fixed now (the
calculation is now done with int64's instead of longints).
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