[fpc-devel] very misleading error msg...

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 13 18:40:38 CET 2010

On 13.11.2010 14:59, Martin wrote:
> The illegal expression is ok.
> But why saying that "Except" was expected? Imho that is misleading,
> since the source can continue with anything else here

I can only assume the following:

Before an "except" or a "finally" the ";" is optional (like in every(?) 
block). Thus after a statement without a ";" either a "finally" or an 
"except" is expected and the compiler simply assumes that it's in a 
"try...except" block first. Or it's just because "except" is declared 
before "finally" in the token array which is kept ordered by token 
length first and lexicographically second.


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