[fpc-pascal] try except question

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Aug 26 16:13:11 CEST 2008

In our previous episode, John Youngquist said:
> I am using FPC in Turbo compatibility mode. When I include a TRY statement
> it generates an error. I am trying to trap an overflow exception and 
> generate an error message.
> I notice the TRY feature is not in the help file. I have read chapter 14 
> but find no way to enable
> the TRY feature. Do I need to do something to get this going?

Try is a feature from Delphi modi. Not from Turbo Pascal (the dos/win3.11
products). Turbo Pascal compability mode is not to be confused with the
Turbo Delphi product that recycles the name. (but is in fact a Delphi, not a

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