On 15.04.2018 0:05, Martok wrote:
All this is not quite as easy to get right as it seems on the surface. But I do like the the "v is TEnum" operator from the other side of this thread, regardless of where this goes...

I don't want to force FPC to any direction. I just want to have a simple built-in method to validate an ordinal value against an enum. Be it the AS/IS operator or a new compiler intrinsic. I chose the AS/IS operators because they are easier to implement for me.

It should not change any kind of religion or anything else, they are just helpful tools.

Please note that I want to support all ordinal values on the left side of the operator. You can then validate a value of variable of the enum type itself. Then you can use code like:

  E: TMyEnum;

// ...

if not (E is TMyEnum) then
  // handle your error here
case E of
  // handle possible valid values not listed above

That should be OK for all of us.


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