[fpc-devel] Record with dynamic array of same type

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Dec 9 15:22:51 CET 2009

On 09 Dec 2009, at 15:06, Paul van Helden wrote:

> In the beginning of this year I could compile this:
> TMyRecord = record
>   Id: Integer;
>   Name: String;
>   ChildRecords: array of TMyRecord;
> end;
> ...but now with FPC 2.2.4 I get "Error: Illegal expression" on line 4
> Why the change?

I can't even compile it with FPC 2.0.4 (the oldest FPC version I have  
lying around, and which was released in August 2006). What was the  
previous FPC version that you used and which could compile the above?

> (And if there is a good reason, could the error message be more  
> descriptive?)

I guess it should be possible to give an error similar to what Kylix  
   tt.pp(9) Error: Type 'TMyRecord' is not yet completely defined


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