[fpc-devel] Semicolon before else

David W Noon david.w.noon at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 26 02:06:10 CET 2010

On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 01:08:45 +0100, Aleksa Todorovic wrote about
[fpc-devel] Semicolon before else:

> case p of
> '1': do_1;
> '2' if (q > 0) then do_2;
> else do_3;
> end;
> It is not clear if else should be part of branch '2' (part of if
> statement), or else branch for case.

A quick examination of Jensen & Wirth's original Pascal grammar will
tell you how that should be parsed: in Pascal there is *never* a
semi-colon between the "then" clause and the "else" in an "if"

Dave  [RLU #314465]
david.w.noon at ntlworld.com (David W Noon)

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