[fpc-pascal] Array clearing
pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 4 09:03:59 CEST 2017
Am 04.04.2017 06:55 schrieb "Ryan Joseph" <ryan at thealchemistguild.com>:
> > On Apr 2, 2017, at 11:02 PM, Sven Barth via fpc-pascal <
fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
> > can be easily seen by looking at the implementation of SetLength() in
> > $fpcdir/rtl/inc/dynarr.inc, fpc_dynarray_setlength().
> > Especially since line 220 (at least in the current revision) contains a
> > call to FillChar(), the whole ordeal can only be *more* complex than
> > FillChar().
> That’s good to know about SetLength.
> Is it possible use FillChar on a multidimensional arrays?
> arr: array of array of array of integer.
> SetLength(arr, 3, 3, 3);
> FillChar(arr, (3*3*3)*sizeof(integer), false);
> I’m just getting crashes.
That does only work with static arrays as dynamic arrays are in reality
managed pointers, thus you override the pointers themselves with your
FillChar. Not to mention that you're overwriting the memory behind the
outermost array as that only has a size of Length(arr) * SizeOf(Pointer).
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