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Saturday, 3. January 2015

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Encapsulate Your Data

TPersistent.com – What I always fail to understand is why developers (especially Delphi devs), tend to write programs using datasets with the normal RAD approach when all the benefits of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) are lost by doing so.  Datasets were used back when I wrote Clipper programs in 1992.  Clipper ...
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How to get size of adjacent record’s fields correctly?

The Programming Works – Suppose we have two record types TRecA and TRecB declared as shown below; in a sense the TRecB type is ‘inherited’ from TRecA. The goal is to write a general method which clears all TRecB fields which are not ‘inherited’ from TRecA. The code below propose 3 candidate ...
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Blast from the Past: `TThread` got introduced in Delphi 2

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Nick Hodges for asking, and Uwe Raabe for answering: Yep! Delphi 2 had TThread while Delphi 1 did not. It resulted in an interesting thread including topics like cooperative multi-tasking and named pipes under DOS by using Turbo Pascal. Boy, I remember the \pipe\ days and releasing a time ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:08
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