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A pointer is a data type which contains a reference/pointer to the memory address of the value, complex object or variable it points to.

Pointers can be declared in several ways:

p:  Pointer;  // direct use of pointer-type
pL: ^Longint; // usage of pointer-to-type notation.

See also:

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simple data types

boolean byte cardinal char currency double dword extended int8 int16 int32 int64 integer longint real shortint single smallint pointer qword word

complex data types

array class object record set string shortstring