[fpc-pascal] QWord/UInt64 and Range Check Errors

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Jun 26 08:53:11 CEST 2009

In our previous episode, m2 said:
> > instead, it is not possible (without violating the spirit of the Pascal
> > language
> The fact that Borland regarded "$FF..FF" as a 2's complement
> representation and not as a base-16 representation of an integer is
> not really what I would call "Pascal spirit". As a matter of fact,
> "Borland mess" would be more appropriate. :-)

Hmm, I'd say it is Pascal spirit to have a signed base type.

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