[fpc-devel] Re: Testing for..in feature

"Vinzent Höfler" JeLlyFish.software at gmx.net
Wed Nov 4 21:39:57 CET 2009

Matt Emson <memson.lists at googlemail.com>:

> The problem I always had with Pascal supporting them was that a Pascal 
> enum was designed to represents the position in a sequence and not 
> necessarily an underlying integral value - where as a sparse enum is 
> simply a grouping for a bunch of numerical values at the whim of the 
> developer.

Or to map logical values to physical ones (on some hardware).

Loops and arrays would be a plus, but I'd consider a compile-time error sufficient here. ;) I'd still expect "Succ" and "Pred" to work properly on those types.


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