procedure Initialize (var Aynthing);
Initialize does all necessary initializations for the parameter (e.g., setting of string and schema discriminants, and object VMT pointers, initialization of file variables). This is normally done automatically at the start of the lifetime of a variable, so you need to call Initialize only in special situations, e.g. when you allocate a dynamic variable with GetMem rather than New.
Initialize is a Borland Delphi extension.
Finalize, New, GetMem.