[fpc-devel] Publish some of FPC's internal cross-platform functionality

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 11 17:14:22 CET 2019

Anton Shepelev <anton.txt at gmail.com> schrieb am Mo., 11. März 2019, 15:12:

> Sven Barth to Anton Shepelev:
> >>Since we already have cross-platform functions FileRead
> >>and FileWrite, would not it be useful to have them set the
> >>InOutRes variable, or to publish a facility for converting
> >>the value of GetLastOSError into an InOutRes value?
> >
> >The usage of InOutRes is only defined for the Pascal style
> >file I/O (Read/Write).
> Thanks for the correction.  My second propostion, however,
> still holds.  Writers of drivers for this Pascal-style I/O
> interface should have the ability to convert OS-specific
> error codes into InOurRes values, which are not even
> documented at:
>    https://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/rtl/system/inoutres.html

You're not supposed to use InOutRes directly to read it (that should
probably be added to its documentation) , but instead IOResult needs to be
used. And *there* the values are documented:

Notice also that FreePascal's TextRec handling is
> incompatible with that of Delphi.  The TextRec operations
> OpenFunc, InOutFunc, FlushFunc, and CloseFunc return a
> longint, which Delphi interprets as the result code but
> FreePascal ignores.  Therefore, I must set InOutRes in
> FreePascal and return the error in Delphi.

Now *that* is something that can and probably also should be talked about.


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