following error happened and I dont know why?

Hi the following error happened and I dont know why?

anyway of converting or anything

[DCC Error] MySQL.pas(2228): E2010 Incompatible types: 'AnsiChar' and 'Char'
function mysql_kill(mysql:PMysql;pid:longint):longint;
var buff:string[3];
     buff[0]:=chr(pid AND $FF);//<-----------------ERROR-----------------
     buff[1]:=chr((pid shr 8) AND $FF);
     buff[2]:=chr((pid shr 16) AND $FF);
     buff[3]:=chr((pid shr 24) AND $FF);

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Todd MummertCommented:

try using  ansichar()  instead of chr()

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var buff:string[4];


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MerijnBSr. Software EngineerCommented:
var buff: string[4] is not necessary. This is some freaky abuse of strings though :p
If you allocate a string[3], it's 1-based. String[0] is used to note the length of the total, so there is actually a 4th byte available.
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