[fpc-pascal] Re: ReadLn issues a warning

Gerhard Scholz gs at g--s.de
Fri May 20 11:03:00 CEST 2005


this is a general feature when using an uninitialized variable as a VAR

The compiler cannot know if the called routine needs the parameter values,
or if the parameter is only used to return values back to the caller.

So, I think, a warning here could be helpful (in the case of READ(LN ) not
of course, but in other cases).



Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 12:12:50 +0200 (CEST)
From: Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>
Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] ReadLn issues a warning
To: FPC-Pascal users discussions <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org>
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On Sat, 14 May 2005, Yiannis Dondos wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> could you please tell me if there is something wrong with the following
> code:
> program test1;
> var
>    f: Text;
>    i: Integer;
>    s: ShortString;
> begin
>      Assign (f, 'test.dat');
>      Reset (f);
>      ReadLn (f, i);
>      ReadLn (f, s);  // Warning: Variable not initialized
>      Close (f);
> end.
> FPC 1.9.8 on Linux issues a warning that FPC 1.0.10 never did.
> The question is why the string variable needs to be initialized?

It does not need to be. The warning is bogus. This is a bug.


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