[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion

Ales Katona ales at chello.sk
Wed Jun 1 18:52:37 CEST 2005

Gerhard Scholz wrote:

>>>           var
>>>             x : type1,  y : type2 ;
>>>           x *:= y ;
in my humble opinion(IMHO):

:= is based on the fact that A: is written normaly in math etc. where it 
means " this is a fact about A "
So when someone writes A:=5; it means "it's a fact that A equals 5"
Writing A*:= is stupid. If nothing else do it like this:
But IMHO it's useless in ANY case. Even C people tend to not use it when 
they want readible code(especialy * which is so ambiguos)

As to the ASM:

in C if you do a+=b; and a is int b is longint it does this actualy:
a = a + (int)b;

which is stupid and unsafe.

Just my 0.05 euros

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