[fpc-devel] concernig Bug Id 4145: Request for Bit-level packing in MacPas mode

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.ugent.be
Fri Jul 1 22:39:05 CEST 2005

On 01 Jul 2005, at 22:32, Gerhard Scholz wrote:

> if really someone does this, it would be nice to have it in  
> "standard" (FPC)
> mode also.

You will be able to activate it with a preprocessor switch.

> not just packed records, but also packed arrays:
> packed array [ 1..2 ] of 0..15 { one byte }
> packed array [ 1..8 ] of boolean { one byte }

The implementation of that would be completely separate from the  
support required for records. Also, since that is not required for  
compatibility, that will have a lower priority (unless someone  
submits a clean patch for it, of course)


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