[fpc-pascal] Weird DosError values

Matthews dematthews at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Feb 18 22:13:23 CET 2004

Dear Tomas,

Thanks for your advice.

My apologies for not providing enough information - I realized after I sent 
the message that I should have mentioned what OS, etc. I was running.

I'm running Win 2000, and using sysutils, and dos - could that be the problem?

The target os (as given to my by DevPascal 1.9.2) is Win32 for i386.

However, I downloaded the 1.9.2 w32 version of FreePascal, and the program 
compiled fine, and hasn't given me any errors since (no odd DosError 
values).  Thanks for your suggestion on resolving the use of goto. I'll 
implement that soon.

One question:  In the future, should I just host my code on geocities (or 
something) and then include a link to it instead?


At 05:11 AM 2/17/2004, you wrote:
>From:        "Matthews" <dematthews at uwaterloo.ca>
>To:          fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org
>Sujbect:     [fpc-pascal] Weird DosError values
>Date sent:   Mon, 16 Feb 2004 18:06:13 -0500
>Hello Lukas
> > I'm using a function and a procedure, both which deal
> > with finding files in
> > the same directory, and then either counting them, or
> > reading them, but I'm
> > getting some very weird values for DosError.  I'm using
> > v1.0.10, and I
> > continue to get a value of 183 from DosError in the
>  .
>  .
>We'd probably need little bit more information from you. First of
>all, your code snippet isn't directly compilable as it is now -
>it isn't even completely clear which FindFirst function is being
>used (my guess is that one from SysUtils because of the
>TSearchRec type used, but on the other hand you're using DosError
>as well, which is relevant to FindFirst from unit Dos). Second,
>it would be definitely useful to know the target you're compiling
>for (GO32v2?, ???) and the operating system you're running on.
>Regarding your code - well, I'd definitely suggest to use
>something like while..do or repeat..until instead of your use of
>goto construct.
>Best regards
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