[Lazarus] Got "Pointer", expected "Open Array Of Char"

Dave Coventry dgcoventry at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 07:10:44 CET 2013

Hi, thanks for the response.

On 12 January 2013 07:51, leledumbo <leledumbo_cool at yahoo.co.id> wrote:
> What's the type of dst and src that you pass to the function? Array is not
> pointer, and I have no idea about open array with var modifier. Open array
> is compatible with any array (and its subarrays through slicing).

dst and src are passed to the function that calls Copybytes();

function copy_compressed_bytes(var dst: array of Char; var dloc, sloc:
integer; src: array of Char;
  len: integer): integer;
  Copybytes(@dst[dloc], at src[sloc],16);
  return 0;

You may be onto something. dst is passed as a *var* because I'm
interested in the destination array but can discard the src after it's
been read.

I'll look into how the memory is allocated for src.

Many thanks.


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