[fpc-pascal] Re: ISO Standard Pascal I/O

Roger Bailey rb at doc.ic.ac.uk
Sat May 29 00:11:18 CEST 2010


> ... nextcharacter := input^ ... Does FPC not support this standard Pascal feature?


> No, it does not. FPC mainly supports Borland-style Pascal dialects, and they are not ISO Standard/Extended Pascal compliant.

I can live with that, but it would save newcomers a lot of trouble if the documentation were a bit more upfront about what FPC is not. Just saying it implements "some", or "most" of the features of dialect X is a recipe for frustration.

> PS: please use a descriptive mail subject in the future.

Sorry, netiquette got obscured by red mist :-)

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