AW: [fpc-pascal]how to assign a value to an untyped variable

ZINTEL Gerhard gzintel at
Fri Jul 11 15:00:05 CEST 2003

> Hello all,
> Friday, July 11, 2003, 3:18:58 PM, you wrote:
> ZG> hello list members,
> ...
> ZG> which type to be used for a type cast (that is not 
> allowed for the left
> ZG> side) or how to use an address operator to manage it?
> at least in my fpc 1.0.6 typecasts for the left side are allowed,
> value := r;        // error
> real(value) := r;  // works ! ;-)

In the (at least my) reference guide in chapter "6.4 Value typecasts"
(version 1.8) there is written:

"Value typecasts cannot be used on the left side of assignments, as variable

doesn't it mean that the above is not allowed or do I miss something?


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