[fpc-devel] Freepascal in microcontrollers

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Wed Feb 27 11:45:07 CET 2008

Vinzent Hoefler schrieb:
> On Wednesday 27 February 2008 11:16, Micha Nelissen wrote:
>> Vinzent Hoefler wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 27 February 2008 09:44, Michael Schnell wrote:
>>>> You can avoid cryptic language constructs in the main source code.
>>> Or you can avoid cryptic languages altogether. :D
>> You mean like ADA? Indeed, I agree :P
> No, I meant languages which are not able to give me bit level control 
> over a type and have to circumvent this restriction with either 
> awkward "macro magic" or even can't do nothing at all.
> If I mean to set the write buffer water mark of the SDRAM controller 
> register, I'd rather write:
> |SDRAM_Buffer_Control.WB_Watermark := Sixteen;
> instead of
> |SDRAMBufferControl := (SDRAMBufferControl and not WB_WATERMARK_MASK) or
> |                      WB_WATER_MARK_16;

I don't see the point: pascal and also fpc know bitpacked records?

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