[fpc-devel] bug: Inc(v,i)/Dec(v,i)

Vinzent Hoefler JeLlyFish.software at gmx.net
Fri Jul 8 13:24:12 CEST 2005

On Friday 08 July 2005 10:49, Gerhard Scholz wrote:

> Beside, v is word or byte, depending on a compiler-$if elsewhere, so
> I would have to write:
> inc ( {$ifdef big} smallint {$else} shortint {$endif }v, delta ) ;
> Not very clear readable.

Agreed. It's not readable at all. So don't do that, instead

type My_Type = SmallInt;
type My_Type = ShortInt;

and then

|Inc (My_Type(v), Delta);

should do the trick.

OTOH, to be honest: I don't see the point in using Inc/Dec here at all, 
especially if "v := v + Delta;" would work perfect already. I even 
think the "standard" way of doing the addition would be much more 
readable in that context.


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