[fpc-pascal] History of the Cardinal data type?
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 29 17:18:48 CEST 2016
On Tue, 29 Mar 2016, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> 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.
It used to be opposite, if I recall correctly.
Longword used to be Cardinal.
I guess it was changed for Delphi compatibility.
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