Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.ugent.be
Fri May 30 12:51:26 CEST 2003

On vrijdag, mei 30, 2003, at 12:47 Europe/Brussels, Adam Naumowicz 

> I found it a bit surprising that byte-variable overflow does not raise
> EIntException...
> I'm using FPC 1.0.6 (with -Co on the command line).

Also use -Cr. An overflow and a range check are semantically exactly 
the same (you get a value which cannot be represented by a certain 
number of bits). However, Borland first introduced range checking that 
didn't catch overflows, so when they added overflow check, they made it 
a different switch for compatibility's sake. This means that FPC is 
also stuck with two switches for catching essentially the same error...


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