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The Delphi System.Exit “Function”

The Wiert Corner – Still wrongly documented as System.Exit Function [WayBack], most people think it is a statement. However, it is a compiler intrinsic procedure in the System unit that – when called inside a real function – optionally accepts a parameter with the same type as the encompassing function because it is a compiler intrinsic. It kind of acts as an overloaded procedure, but in fact translate to machine code via an intermediate parse tree. The parameterless version has been there since at least Turbo Pascal 3.0, but the parameterised version is more recent: I think it was introduced around ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-17 13:04


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