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E2081 Assignment to FOR-Loop variable '%s' (Object Pascal)

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It is illegal to assign a value to the for loop control variable inside the for loop.

If the purpose is to leave the loop prematurely, use a break or goto statement.


program Produce;

var
  I: Integer;
  A: array [0..99] of Integer;
begin
  for I := 0 to 99 do begin
    if A[I] = 42 then
      I := 99;
  end;
end.

In this case, the programmer thought that assigning 99 to I would cause the program to exit the loop.


program Solve;

var
  I: Integer;
  A: array [0..99] of Integer;
begin
  for I := 0 to 99 do begin
    if A[I] = 42 then
      Break;
  end;
end.

Using a break statement is a cleaner way to exit out of a for loop.

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