Waldek Waldek 31 Jan 2006 Look at the following program: program pack2; type pr = packed record r: record j : integer end end; var v : pr; procedure foo(var i : integer); begin end; begin foo(v.r.j); end . I think this program _should_ be illegal (otherwise possibilities to pack pr would be quite limited), but I can not find full justification based on ISO 7185 or ISO 10206. Namely, 18.104.22.168 (in ISO 7185) and 22.214.171.124 (in ISO 10206) tells us that components of packed records should not be passed as var parameters. But "j" is a component of "r", which is not a packed record. The question is if "j" is a component of "v"? I was not able to find any definition of component in the standards, but it seems that in the standards component means what could be otherwise called "direct component". If "j" is not a component of "v", then AFAICS the program above is legal... Any comments?