[Lazarus] C Integer types

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sat Jul 7 09:43:43 CEST 2012

In our previous episode, Dave Coventry said:
> I have the following C code which I'm trying to emulate in Pascal:
>   seqence_crc = *((int64_t*)data);
>   seqence_key = *((int64_t*)&data[8]);
>   compr_crc   = *((int64_t*)&data[16]);
>   compr_len   = *((int32_t*)&data[24]);
> Currently, I'm doing it manually, but I'm not getting the results I'm expecting.

This assumes data is a pbyte or pchar (char * or byte *)

then & translates to @, and int64_t* to pint64 the first * changes to ^ at
the end:


> I'm pretty sure there is a way of doing this natively, but I can't
> seem to find it.

It's 1:1 translatable. Note the absence of @ and & in the first line though,
that is on purpose. (in both fragments)

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