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February 2019

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To celebrate his 85th birthday, some links to interviews with Niklaus Wirth interviews

The Wiert Corner – Today, Niklaus Wirth, “father” of The Pascal Programming Language turned 85. Happy birthday! Almost 50 years ago, Niklaus Wirth submitted his famous paper “The Programming Language Pascal” which was published early 1971 Luckily it is archived on both the WayBack machine and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-15 06:04
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Anonymous method do location capturing, so when you expect value capturing you get the “Mysterious Case Of Wrong Value”

The Wiert Corner – Interesting read [WayBack] Mysterious Case Of Wrong Value. In order to capture by value (which in C++ you can specify), you need an intermediate function like Dalija describes: function CreateFunction(Value: Integer): TFunc<Integer>; begin Result := function: Integer begin ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-14 18:05
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VCL Root units

The Wiert Corner – Delphi VCL units that are not using any other VCL units: Vcl.Bind.Consts Vcl.Consts Vcl.ComStrs Vcl.HtmlHelpViewer Vcl.IdAntiFreeze Vcl.Imaging.GIFConsts Vcl.Imaging.JConsts Vcl.Imaging.pnglang Vcl.OleConst Vcl.ShellAnimations Vcl.Shell.ShellConsts Vcl.Touch.GestureConsts Vcl.Touch.KeyboardTypes ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-13 18:05
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Berlin 10.1.2 Vcl.RibbonConsts removed, so now Vcl.ScreenTips compilation fails – Pascal Today

The Wiert Corner – The Ribbon controls got removed since Delphi 10.1 Berlin, but the dependency in Vcl.ScreenTips remained, so: After installing the official Delphi Berlin Update 2 I have faced nasty problem. One of my unit was using the Vcl.ScreenTips unit (for TScreenTipsWindow). And when you compile such a project ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-12 18:05
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Delphi threadvar: TLS thread local storage

The Wiert Corner – Managing TLS correctly with all kinds of dynamic storage seems to be a nightmare. From what I think it’s safe to use a TStopWatch [WayBack] System.Diagnostics.TStopwatch (introduced in Delphi XE2) as threadvar (which gets into TLS: Thread-local storage) because it’s a record type and as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-07 06:04
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Delphi Declarations and Statements: Hinting Directives

The Wiert Corner – From [WayBack] Declarations and Statements: Hinting Directives you might remember this: The ‘hint’ directives platform, deprecated, and library may be appended to any declaration. These directives will produce warnings at compile time. Hint directives can be applied to type ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-06 06:04
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keyman/DevDelphiStarterCompileWrapper.pas at master · keymanapp/keyman

The Wiert Corner – Cool: bds.exe -ns -b projectname.dproj will build a project from the command-line. Should work in Starter Edition (and the now defunct AppMethod). [WayBack] keyman/DevDelphiStarterCompileWrapper.pas at master · keymanapp/keyman. Via: [WayBack] Question: is there any chance Embarcadero would ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-02-05 06:05

January 2019

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Passing the `–symbol-report` to the Delphi compiler gives you a nice XML overview with all symbols used

The Wiert Corner – Cool undocumented parameter --symbol-report at the [WayBack] Hatena Diary mid 2017: –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-31 18:05
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The G+ GExperts community does no longer accept new members and new posts: use the English DelphiPraxis GExperts sub-forum (which has RSS)

The Wiert Corner – For GExperts: go to http://en.delphipraxis.net/forum/31-gexperts/ with these RSS feed https://en.delphipraxis.net/forum/31-gexperts.xml/ Via [WayBack] NOTE: This community does no longer accept new members and new posts. Since Google will shut down Google+ in April 2019, I have moved to the GExperts ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-31 06:05
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delphi – in Delphi7, How can I retrieve hard disk unique serial number? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – From long time ago, but since I needed it in Delphi 2007 again: [WayBack] delphi – in Delphi7, How can I retrieve hard disk unique serial number? – Stack Overflow: Following the links in the question comments Sertac posted, I came across this interesting C++ question, where Fredou ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-30 18:04
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Need to revisit: Grep search crashes with `Invalid class typecast.` · Issue #1 · jpluimers/GExperts · GitHub

The Wiert Corner – One day I need to resivit [WayBack] Grep search crashes with Invalid class typecast. · Issue #1 · jpluimers/GExperts · GitHub. The reason is that I want to be able to: bind shortcut keys for deleting entries in the list of grep searches performing a search while watching the results of a different ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-29 18:04
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docs.embarcadero.com unreachable – via Docs – EmbarcaderoMonitoring

The Wiert Corner – One reason to monitor your infrastructure is to signal longer outages, or even better review past outages and prevent longer ones. It is not the reason I created [Archive.is] EmbarcaderoMonitoring (it was to rule out problems between my systems and the Embarcadero sites), but it does help me gain ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-29 00:05
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[RSP-10484] GetIt shouldn’t block the IDE – Embarcadero Technologies

The Wiert Corner – I was amazed that this was marked as “Closed; won’t fix” as every respectable IDE I use but Delphi has a package manager that by now can download and update packages in the background without blocking the IDE [RSP-10484] GetIt shouldn’t block the IDE – Embarcadero ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-24 18:05
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Chuck Jazdzewski links (ex co-architect of the Delphi VCL architecture)

The Wiert Corner – While doing some research, I bumped into Chuck Jazdzewski on Twitter: “Doing some historical posts to resurrect my blog. http://t.co/kSXy3ARUhR” so I decided to archive a few more links about Chuck because few of the early Delphi R&D team on-line history is slowly fading away into bit-heaven. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-24 06:04
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On my research list: Delphi; automatically generate class body from interface definition

The Wiert Corner – Still need to research this: [WayBack] I search for way to automatically generate class body from interface definition… – Jacek Laskowski – Google+ –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-01-23 18:05
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