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Hi, I'm a bit of a newbie to Pascal and I'm trying to create a simple program to convert binary numbers to decimal, I'm unsure of how I can disallow an input that is not binary, this is my code:

```
var
Validation : boolean;
Binary, Number : String;
Decimal, index, a, ConvertedBin, BinaryA, error : Integer;
begin
repeat
Writeln ('Please enter a binary number for it''s decimal conversion: ');
readln (Binary);
If Length(Binary) <= 8 then
Validation := TRUE
else validation := FALSE;
If(Binary[index] in ['0'..'1'])
then
Validation := TRUE
else Validation := FALSE;
If Validation = FALSE then writeln ('Invalid input.');
until Validation = TRUE;
Number := Binary;
Decimal := 0;
BinaryA := 0;
for a := Length(Binary) downto 0 do
begin
If BinaryA > 0 then BinaryA := BinaryA * 2
else BinaryA := 1;
Val (Binary[a], ConvertedBin, error);
Decimal := Decimal + (ConvertedBin * BinaryA);
end;
writeln ('This is your binary number, ', Number, ', in decimal form: ',Decimal);
readln;
end.
```

The warning I get is : Variable 'index' might not have been initialized

I'm just unsure of how to get this part of the code to work:

```
If(Binary[index] in ['0'..'1'])
then
Validation := TRUE
else Validation := FALSE;
```

Please help if you can! Thanks :)

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