[fpc-pascal] History of the Cardinal data type?
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Tue Mar 29 22:52:50 CEST 2016
On 2016-03-29 16:18, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> Longword used to be Cardinal.
> I guess it was changed for Delphi compatibility.
I really like Sven's idea of using (U)IntX data types where X is 8, 16,
32 or 64 bit. I think this is also future proof, considering Delphi's
data type mess and the fact that FPC likes to be FPC compatible.
With that being said, I noticed the FPC Language Reference doesn't
mention the (U)IntX data types at all. Would it not maybe be useful in
updating Tables 3.1 & 3.2 with the (U)IntX data types?
Or maybe add a new table that shows the mapping between (U)IntX and
other Object Pascal types and what range they apply to (similar to Table
eg: Int16 = SmallInt
UInt16 = Word
Int32 = Cardinal = LongWord
I don't mind supplying a documentation patch for you to review.
- Graeme -
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