[fpc-devel] Fwd: While - Otherwise Statement

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Oct 12 20:23:56 CEST 2015

Ralf Quint wrote:
> On 10/12/2015 10:18 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> That is the meaning of "However, both syntax would cause code 
>> incompatibility."
>> and is already in my very first reply to OP.
>> So While... else or While .. Otherwise will never make it in the 
>> compiler.
> Thanks for that.
> This is s typical example of one of those things that just don't make 
> any sense in the first place.
> Either the while loop is executed or it isn't, depending in the 
> expression. I don't see an actual use case for any else/otherwise 
> extension to it...

The only possible use would be to specify a finalisation statement which 
was only executed if the while loop cycled at least once, or possibly 
one which was executed if the loop never cycled.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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