[fpc-pascal] History of the Cardinal data type?

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Tue Mar 29 17:06:58 CEST 2016


Just curious. What is the history behind the Cardinal data type. As per
the FPC documentation, it is always mapped to the LongWord type. I
presume it is the same in Delphi.

So why does the Object Pascal language have a Cardinal type? Why
couldn't LongWord be used instead?

  - Graeme -

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