Delphi Compiler Error
W1015 FOR-Loop variable ‘%s’ cannot be passed as var parameter
Reason for the Error & Solution
An attempt has been made to pass the control variable of a FOR-loop to a procedure or function which takes a var parameter. This is a warning because the procedure which receives the control variable is able to modify it, thereby changing the semantics of the FOR-loop which issued the call.
program Produce; procedure p1(var x : Integer); begin end; procedure p0; var i : Integer; begin for i := 0 to 1000 do p1(i); end; begin end.
In this example, the loop control variable, i, is passed to a procedure which receives a var parameter. This is the main cause of the warning.
program Solve; procedure p1(x : Integer); begin end; procedure p0; var i : Integer; begin i := 0; while i <= 1000 do p1(i); end; begin end.
The easiest way to approach this problem is to change the parameter into a by-value parameter. However, there may be a good reason that it was a by-reference parameter in the begging, so you must be sure that this change of semantics in your program does not affect other code. Another way to approach this problem is change the for loop into an equivalent while loop, as is done in the above program.