[fpc-pascal] Illegal counter variable?

Christo Crause christo.crause at gmail.com
Wed Sep 11 09:54:07 CEST 2019

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 7:06 AM Ralf Quint <freedos.la at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/10/2019 4:26 PM, wkitty42 at windstream.net wrote:
> > On 9/9/19 10:11 AM, James Richters wrote:
> >> Pascal doesn't have things like step...
> >
> > hunh??? i don't think that's right but i'm just catching up after
> > several 10+ hours days of $job...
> >
> > i know that i've written code in the past that did use something to
> > step X numbers per run through the look and it did not involved
> > manually incrementing the loop var...
> >
> >
> I am not aware of any Pascal implementation that does have a STEP
> parameter for FOR loops, and I am programming in Pascal at least as long
> as you... ;-)

FPC documentation:
https://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/ref/refsu58.html#x164-18600013.2.4 -
at least FPC doesn't allow specifying an increment size.  Several other
languages do allow specifying an increment (nice list of for loop
constructs with specified increment in various languages:
https://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Loops/For_with_a_specified_step).  Modula-2
or Oberon-2 code snippets could perhaps be mistaken for Pascal through the
mists of time.
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