[fpc-devel] current_tokenpos/filepos

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Mon Sep 6 05:29:01 CEST 2010

Florian Klämpfl schrieb:

>> 1) What's the difference between current_tokenpos and current_filepos?
>> Normally the scanner updates both vars to the same value...
> Current_tokenpos means the scanner position, current_filepos the
> compiler position in the code.

Thanks, that explains a lot :-)

>> 5) Some (parser) procedures modify current_tokenpos/filepos temporarily,
>> and restore the old values later. What's the purpose of such changes?
> To get correct file positions in debugging code and error messages.

So every temporary change of current_tokenpos should be considered 
wrong? According to your above description I'd make current_tokenpos a 
read-only property of the scanner...


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