[fpc-pascal] Illegal counter variable?
jonas at freepascal.org
Mon Sep 9 16:54:01 CEST 2019
On 2019-09-09 11:30, James Richters wrote:
> Can someone please tell me why this happens?
> I : Longint = 0;
> For I := 1 to 6 Do
> This gives me :
> initialize.pas(4,5) Error: Illegal counter variable
> initialize.pas(6,4) Fatal: There were 1 errors compiling module,
> initialize.pas(0) Fatal: Compilation aborted
"var i : longint = 0;" is internally handled using the same code path as
"const i : longint = 0", and typed constants cannot be used as counter
variables. This is indeed probably a bug.
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