[fpc-pascal] FPC docs about FindFirst

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Sep 22 23:16:29 CEST 2019

On Sun, 22 Sep 2019, Tomas Hajny wrote:

> On 2019-09-22 23:04, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> On Sun, 22 Sep 2019, Ched wrote:
>  .
>  .
>>> From https://www.freepascal.org/port.html about porting Turbo Pascal 
>>> codes:
>>> > the dos unit Findfirst() call must always be followed by a Findclose to 
> release some resource.
>>> What's right ?
>> The sysutils one. I will adapt the 'port' document.
> As mentioned by Sven, there's probably no reason for any adapting it - 
> people porting Turbo Pascal code use Dos.Find* rather than the sysutils 
> version and since Dos.FindFirst doesn't return a handle directly (it's 
> hidden within the SearchRec record), calling Dos.FindClose always is the 
> safest bet.

Ah, I thought the dos one meanwhile called the sysutils one.

In that case, you're probably right.


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