[fpc-devel] default file asignment in fpc?

Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Fri Oct 9 18:58:16 CEST 2015


> The support for ISO-style input/output files was fixed in trunk after 3.0
> was branched (in r30757), so I'm afraid it won't work yet in 3.0...

Perhaps this is related to my next issue.

egg 21% shell
shell 3.01
An unhandled exception occurred at $00000001000013CF :
EInOutError : File not assigned

I am able to add this code:

Assign (afile,'');
Assign (bfile,'');
Assign (shellp,'');

and then that does not occur.

However, when run from the command line the program gets stuck
waiting for me.

Changing it to:

  Assign (afile,'afile');
  Assign (bfile,'bfile');
  Assign (shellp,'shellp');

then the program runs cleanly.

In GPC I was able to set it so that the file name assigned
is the file string itself.

Is there a flag to set this?
I want to avoid using 'assign' in my code because it's not
standard as far as I know.

(I could not find something useful at


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov
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