[fpc-pascal]absolute identifier

ron wilson ron.wilson at coastgames.com
Thu Apr 11 15:46:03 CEST 2002

you are correct.  the type cast works very well.

in my case, however, i do need the setlength, because i don't clear the
buffer when i re-use it, i just set buflen:=0. so i have to set the length
if the buffer has garbage data beyond the current buflen.

ron wilson

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Subject: RE: [fpc-pascal]absolute identifier

At 14:54 10.04.02 -0500, you wrote:
>thanks - ill do that instead.  btw the code i posted works afiak.

Yes, it should and you don't need the setlength because the type
cast code does the job for you.

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

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