[fpc-pascal] typed constants...
david.mears at cox.net
Mon Oct 23 19:16:14 CEST 2006
is this bit of syntactic weirdness a fpc element, or from delphi. I've
largely been away from pascal since the early 90s, mostly only using it
to write dos-y non-object-y utilities, for which it excels.
typed constants seem to basically to be like the static keyword from
c.. but not a var modifier.. It just seems it should be a modifier for
var. such as var st:string static;.. since.. constant is usually
pretty wrapped up in the meaning of "not changing." and that it has a
constant, initialized, reserved place in memory is.. well.. abstract.
Especially since you can initialize your variables now, then the only
thing that makes it special is that it is a global variable with a
I'm not the sort who thinks pascal should be C, because I hate having to
work with C or it's work likes. I just think that being able to call
something constant and change it muggles the syntactic clarity of the
language, which is otherwise rather good.
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