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can anything else but a variable be declared as 'absolute'?

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I just found code in the GExperts code formatter that treats the 'absolute' keyword in the same way in variable and type declarations.

 

I know of only one way absolute can be used:

procedure Bla;
var
  Var1: array[0..4] of byte;
  Var2: integer absolute Var1;
begin
  Var2 := 5;
  Assert(Var1[0] = 5);
  Assert(Var1[1] = 0);
  Assert(Var1[2] = 0);
  Assert(Var1[3] = 0);
end;
  

Declaring Var2 in this way means that it accesses the same memory as Var1. The Embarcadero documentation agrees with me.

 

I know of no way to use 'absolute' in a type declaration.

 

Am I missing something?

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I think `absolute` is treated as a keyword only after (global/local) "variable declarator" (`identifier-list ':' type`), otherwise, it is just an identifier. 

 

 

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Isn't it also used for some kind of Vodka ?

 

- ok I am out (like the variables)

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Just now, Alain Weber said:

Certainly to test big or little indian code

<Images of General Custer flashing by...>

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2 hours ago, Alain Weber said:

Certainly to test big or little indian code

I had an Indian coworker once who was a bit "vertically challenged". We called her Little Indian. 😉

 

(No, we didn't actually. But she herself did sometimes.)

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Guys! Please! I'm trying to work here! Now I have to go get a roll of Kleenex to clean the coffee from my monitors and keyboard... Thank you very much.

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