C.5 Symbol handling

This section lists all the messages that concern the handling of symbols. This means all things that have to do with procedure and variable names.

Error: Identifier not found ”arg1”
The compiler doesn’t know this symbol. Usually happens when you misspell the name of a variable or procedure, or when you forget to declare a variable.
Fatal: Internal Error in SymTableStack()
An internal error occurred in the compiler; If you encounter such an error, please contact the developers and try to provide an exact description of the circumstances in which the error occurs.
Error: Duplicate identifier ”arg1”
The identifier was already declared in the current scope.
Hint: Identifier already defined in arg1 at line arg2
The identifier was already declared in a previous scope.
Error: Unknown identifier ”arg1”
The identifier encountered has not been declared, or is used outside the scope where it is defined.
Error: Forward declaration not solved ”arg1”
This can happen in two cases:
Error: Error in type definition
There is an error in your definition of a new array type. One of the range delimiters in an array declaration is erroneous. For example, Array [1..1.25] will trigger this error.
Error: Forward type not resolved ”arg1”
A symbol was forward defined, but no declaration was encountered.
Error: Only static variables can be used in static methods or outside methods
A static method of an object can only access static variables.
Fatal: record or class type expected
The variable or expression isn’t of the type record or class.
Error: Instances of classes or objects with an abstract method are not allowed
You are trying to generate an instance of a class which has an abstract method that wasn’t overridden.
Warning: Label not defined ”arg1”
A label was declared, but not defined.
Error: Label used but not defined ”arg1”
A label was declared and used, but not defined.
Error: Illegal label declaration
This error should never happen; it occurs if a label is defined outside a procedure or function.
Error: GOTO and LABEL are not supported (use switch -Sg)
You must use the -Sg switch to compile a program which has labels and goto statements. By default, label and goto aren’t supported.
Error: Label not found
A goto label was encountered, but the label wasn’t declared.
Error: identifier isn’t a label
The identifier specified after the goto isn’t of type label.
Error: label already defined
You are defining a label twice. You can define a label only once.
Error: illegal type declaration of set elements
The declaration of a set contains an invalid type definition.
Error: Forward class definition not resolved ”arg1”
You declared a class, but you did not implement it.
Hint: Unit ”arg1” not used in arg2
The unit referenced in the uses clause is not used.
Hint: Parameter ”arg1” not used
The identifier was declared (locally or globally) but was not used (locally or globally).
Note: Local variable ”arg1” not used
You have declared, but not used, a variable in a procedure or function implementation.
Hint: Value parameter ”arg1” is assigned but never used
The identifier was declared (locally or globally) and assigned to, but is not used (locally or globally) after the assignment.
Note: Local variable ”arg1” is assigned but never used
The variable in a procedure or function implementation is declared and assigned to, but is not used after the assignment.
Hint: Local arg1 ”arg2” is not used
A local symbol is never used.
Note: Private field ”arg1.arg2” is never used
The indicated private field is defined, but is never used in the code.
Note: Private field ”arg1.arg2” is assigned but never used
The indicated private field is declared and assigned to, but never read.
Note: Private method ”arg1.arg2” never used
The indicated private method is declared but is never used in the code.
Error: Set type expected
The variable or expression is not of type set. This happens in an in statement.
Warning: Function result does not seem to be set
You can get this warning if the compiler thinks that a function return value is not set. This will not be displayed for assembler procedures, or procedures that contain assembler blocks.
Warning: Type ”arg1” is not aligned correctly in current record for C
Arrays with sizes not multiples of 4 will be wrongly aligned for C structures.
Error: Unknown record field identifier ”arg1”
The field doesn’t exist in the record/object definition.
Warning: Local variable ”arg1” does not seem to be initialized
This message is displayed if the compiler thinks that a variable will be used (i.e. it appears in the right-hand side of an expression) when it was not initialized first (i.e. appeared in the left-hand side of an assignment).
Warning: Variable ”arg1” does not seem to be initialized
This message is displayed if the compiler thinks that a variable will be used (i.e. it appears in the right-hand side of an expression) when it was not initialized first (i.e. appeared in the left-hand side of an assignment).
Error: identifier idents no member ”arg1”
This error is generated when an identifier of a record, field or method is accessed while it is not defined.
Hint: Found declaration: arg1
You get this when you use the -vh switch.In the case of an overloaded procedure not being found. Then all candidate overloaded procedures are listed, with their parameter lists.
Error: Data element too large
You get this when you declare a data element whose size exceeds the prescribed limit (2 Gb on 80386+/68020+ processors).
Error: No matching implementation for interface method ”arg1” found
There was no matching method found which could implement the interface method. Check argument types and result type of the methods.
Warning: Symbol ”arg1” is deprecated
This means that a symbol (a variable, routine, etc...) which is declared as deprecated is used. Deprecated symbols may no longer be available in newer versions of the unit / library. Use of this symbol should be avoided as much as possible.
Warning: Symbol ”arg1” is not portable
This means that a symbol (a variable, routine, etc...) which is declared as platform is used. This symbol’s value, use and availability is platform specific and should not be used if the source code must be portable.
Warning: Symbol ”arg1” is not implemented
This means that a symbol (a variable, routine, etc...) which is declared as unimplemented is used. This symbol is defined, but is not yet implemented on this specific platform.
Error: Can’t create unique type from this type
Only simple types like ordinal, float and string types are supported when redefining a type with type newtype = type oldtype;.
Hint: Local variable ”arg1” does not seem to be initialized
This message is displayed if the compiler thinks that a variable will be used (i.e. it appears in the right-hand side of an expression) when it was not initialized first (i.e. it did not appear in the left-hand side of an assignment).
Hint: Variable ”arg1” does not seem to be initialized
This message is displayed if the compiler thinks that a variable will be used (i.e. it appears in the right-hand side of an expression) when it was not initialized first (i.e. t did not appear in the left-hand side of an assignment).
Warning: Function result variable does not seem to initialized
This message is displayed if the compiler thinks that the function result variable will be used (i.e. it appears in the right-hand side of an expression) before it is initialized (i.e. before it appeared in the left-hand side of an assignment).
Hint: Function result variable does not seem to be initialized
This message is displayed if the compiler thinks that the function result variable will be used (i.e. it appears in the right-hand side of an expression) before it is initialized (i.e. it appears in the left-hand side of an assignment)
Warning: Variable ”arg1” read but nowhere assigned
You have read the value of a variable, but nowhere assigned a value to it.
Hint: Found abstract method: arg1
When getting a warning about constructing a class/object with abstract methods you get this hint to assist you in finding the affected method.
Warning: Symbol ”arg1” is experimental
This means that a symbol (a variable, routine, etc...) which is declared as experimental is used. Experimental symbols might disappear or change semantics in future versions. Usage of this symbol should be avoided as much as possible.
Warning: Forward declaration ”arg1” not resolved, assumed external
This happens if you declare a function in the interface of a unit in macpas mode, but do not implement it.
Warning: Symbol ”arg1” is belongs to a library
This means that a symbol (a variable, routine, etc...) which is declared as library is used. Library symbols may not be available in other libraries.
Warning: Symbol ”arg1” is deprecated: ”arg2”
This means that a symbol (a variable, routine, etc...) which is declared as deprecated is used. Deprecated symbols may no longer be available in newer versions of the unit / library. Use of this symbol should be avoided as much as possible.
Error: Cannot find an enumerator for the type ”arg1”
This means that compiler cannot find an apropriate enumerator to use in the for-in loop. To create an enumerator you need to defind an operator enumerator or add a public or published GetEnumerator method to the class or object definition.
Error: Cannot find a ”MoveNext” method in enumerator ”arg1”
This means that compiler cannot find a public MoveNext method with the Boolean return type in the enumerator class or object definition.
Error: Cannot find a ”Current” property in enumerator ”arg1”
This means that compiler cannot find a public Current property in the enumerator class or object definition.
Error: Mismatch between number of declared parameters and number of colons in message string.
In Objective-C, a message name automatically contains as many colons as parameters. In order to prevent mistakes when specifying the message name in FPC, the compiler checks whether this is also the case here. Note that in case of messages taking a variable number of arguments translated to FPC via an array of const parameter, this final array of const parameter is not counted. Neither are the hidden self and _cmd parameters.
Note: Private type ”arg1.arg2” never used
The indicated private type is declared but is never used in the code.
Note: Private const ”arg1.arg2” never used
The indicated private const is declared but is never used in the code.
Note: Private property ”arg1.arg2” never used
The indicated private property is declared but is never used in the code.
Warning: Unit ”arg1” is deprecated
This means that a unit which is declared as deprecated is used. Deprecated units may no longer be available in newer versions of the library. Use of this unit should be avoided as much as possible.
Warning: Unit ”arg1” is deprecated: ”arg2”
This means that a unit which is declared as deprecated is used. Deprecated units may no longer be available in newer versions of the library. Use of this unit should be avoided as much as possible.
Warning: Unit ”arg1” is not portable
This means that a unit which is declared as platform is used. This unit use and availability is platform specific and should not be used if the source code must be portable.
Warning: Unit ”arg1” is belongs to a library
This means that a unit which is declared as library is used. Library units may not be available in other libraries.
Warning: Unit ”arg1” is not implemented
This means that a unit which is declared as unimplemented is used. This unit is defined, but is not yet implemented on this specific platform.
Warning: Unit ”arg1” is experimental
This means that a unit which is declared as experimental is used. Experimental units might disappear or change semantics in future versions. Usage of this unit should be avoided as much as possible.
Error: No complete definition of the formally declared objcclass ”arg1” is in scope
Objecive-C classes can be imported formally, without using the the unit in which it is fully declared. This enables making forward references to such classes and breaking circular dependencies amongst units. However, as soon as you wish to actually do something with an entity of this class type (such as access one of its fields, send a message to it, or use it to inherit from), the compiler requires the full definition of the class to be in scope.
Error: Gotos into initialization or finalization blocks of units are not allowed
Gotos into initialization or finalization blockse of units are not allowed.
Error: Invalid external name ”arg1” for formal class ”arg2”
Error: Complete class definition with external name ”arg1” here
When a class is declared using a formal external definition, the actual external definition (if any) must specify the same external name as the formal definition (since both definitions refer to the same actual class type).
Warning: Possible library conflict: symbol ”arg1” from library ”arg2” also found in library ”arg3”
Some OS do not have library specific namespaces, for those OS, the function declared as ”external ’libname’ name ’funcname’”, the ’libname’ part is only a hint, funcname might also be loaded by another library. This warning appears if ’funcname’ is used twice with two different library names.