[fpc-pascal] Variant record consistency

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Sun Aug 7 22:51:54 CEST 2016

On Sun, August 7, 2016 18:11, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

Hello Mark,

> Given a declaration
> const
>    topDataQword= 29;
>    topNameChar= 231;
> type
>    Tfnord= record
>              case boolean of
>                false: (data: array[0..topDataQword] of qword);
>                true:  (name: array[0..topNameChar] of char;
>                        inode: qword)     (* For recovery if name is
> changed      *)
>            end;
> is it possible to enforce a rule that the two record variants must be
> the same size?

What would the rule supposedly do? As far as I know, all the variants take
the size of the largest one technically (in memory). Do you mean that the
compiler should warn if their declared size differs?


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