[fpc-pascal] Variants and Extended

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Thu Sep 17 09:15:28 CEST 2009

In our previous episode, Michael Van Canneyt said:
> > a specific extended version, data is copied into a double type.
> >
> > Not knowing much about the inner working of variants I don't know the reason 
> > for this, is it a bug or does the extended type not work inside the TVarData?
> The extended type does not work inside TVarData. Variants were implemented
> by Microsoft, and they did not include support for extended.

Note that extended is x86 specific, and windows has been multi-architecture
since the early nineties.

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