[fpc-pascal]absolute identifier

ron wilson ron.wilson at coastgames.com
Wed Apr 10 21:54:02 CEST 2002

thanks - ill do that instead.  btw the code i posted works afiak.

ron wilson 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:fpc-pascal-admin at deadlock.et.tudelft.nl]On Behalf Of Jonas Maebe
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 2:20 PM
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Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal]absolute identifier

On woensdag, april 10, 2002, at 09:09 , ron wilson wrote:

> how about for type casting?
>   var
>     buf: array[1..255] of char;
>     buflen: byte;
>     str: ansistring;
>   ...
>   str:=ansistring(buf);
>   setlength(str,buflen);

Just use "str := buf;", that should also work (even for shortstrings) 
and will take care of setting the length for you (as long as there 
aren't any #0 characters in that array).


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