[fpc-pascal] Illegal counter variable?

James Richters james at productionautomation.net
Mon Sep 9 23:39:00 CEST 2019

Maybe there's no technical reason it doesn't work... it's just set to not work to make it compatible with other pascal programs?

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From: fpc-pascal <fpc-pascal-bounces at lists.freepascal.org> On Behalf Of Mattias Gaertner via fpc-pascal
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Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal] Illegal counter variable?

On Mon, 9 Sep 2019 19:27:49 +0200
Bart <bartjunk64 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 4:54 PM Jonas Maebe <jonas at freepascal.org>
> wrote:
> > "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.
> D7 does not allow this for global variables: "for loop variables must 
> be simple local variables".
> In D7 you cannot initialize a local variable, so I cannot test that 
> scenario. Someone with a more recent Delphi should check if this 
> sysnatx is allowed.

Same in 10.3.

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