RE: Pascal Compiler

From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) (
Date: 2004-12-21 09:26:26

Hallo Jim L,

> >> 1. signed byte -> FP:
> >
> >Not used in pascal AFAIK.
> Not in standard Pascal, but when Turbo Pascal came
> along, it introduced the unsigned BYTE data-type
> ( in a addition to the signed CHAR type ) as an 
> extension.
> Turbo sort of became more standard than the standard...
> you may want to think about implementing BYTE if you
> intend to leverage the large codebase of Turbo-oriented
> source out there.

I think there is a small confusion. If I read the above correct, you ask me
to implement BYTE. I already have as it is part of TP. 

It is the _signed_ BYTE, -128..127, I won't implement as it is not used in
standard Pascal or TP.

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