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The local modifier is part of Linux programming and has no meaning for Windows. It was introduced for compatibility with Kylix.

The local modifier allows the compiler to optimize functions/procedures. A local function/procedure cannot be in the interface section of a unit. A local function/procedure can only be in the implementation section of the unit from which it follows that it cannot be exported from a library.

 procedure subHello(); local;
 begin
   ...
 end;