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October 2018

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Some Indy SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy links

The Wiert Corner – Some links on Indy SSL Perfect Forward Secrecy especially for the [WayBack] SSL_CTX_set_ecdh_auto method that was introduced in OpenSSL 1.0.2. [WayBack] Embarcadero Discussion Forums: Support for Perfect Forward Secrecy in … (adds the SSL_CTX_set_ecdh_auto as function, since in OpenSSL it is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-18 13:05
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Archiving Delphi documentation

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] How can I search for Delphi documentation? – Stack Overflow explains how I’ve been searching Delphi documentation for almost a decade. I love how Google Search filters can be used, and even mentioning “docwiki” or “docwiki delphi” usually narrows your ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-18 07:05
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Delphi: [BRCC32 Error] ProjectName.vrc(63): file not found: C:\Users\Public\Documents\RAD Studio\10.0\Styles\SlateClassico.vsf

The Wiert Corner – The Delphi styling mechanism hard codes style paths for Delphi built-in styles. During compilation, a .VRC file is generated for your project (in this example ProjectName.vrc which is a resource compiler script. This was introduced by Delphi 2007 (seeSource: Pre-build trick does not work to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-17 19:05
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Using Windows API function MoveFile to check if a filename is valid…  – via Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – This has a really neat Windows API trick [WayBack] delphi – How can I sanitize a string for use as a filename? – Stack Overflow by [WayBack] Alex. Via: [WayBack] Interesting use of MoveFile, with NIL as the first parameter. https://stackoverflow.com/a/961500/49925 – Thomas Mueller ...
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Delphi Unit Dependency Scanner

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Delphi Unit Dependency Scanner via: via Stefan Glienke commenting “Much blabla for an evaluation version of a useless application. http://www.easy-ip.net/delphi-unit-dependency-scanner.html does a better job and is free.” on [WayBack] Anyone tested this? Delphi uses cleaner ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-16 13:05
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database connection – Looking for a generic way to pool TCusomConnection in Delphi – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – What is the proper way for pooling of TCustomConnection instances in Delphi, that allows to distinguish between instances that have effectively equal connection properties and the ones that are effectively unequal? I’ve tried searching the RTL and VCL sources and didn’t find a generic ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-11 07:05
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TObjectHelper for easier debugging a cast mismatch and a typed FreeAndNil

The Wiert Corner – The below came in really useful in an old project I took over that was full of bugs having to do with improper casts and FreeAndNil usage. First the examples. procedure TMyServer.UnbindFromIdTcpServerStatusContext(const aContext: TIdContext); var lClientSession: TClientSession; begin ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-10 07:05
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A Key’s Odyssey – the path of a keystroke message through the VCL

The Wiert Corner – Blast from the past, but still relevant, this article by Peter Below: This article follows the path of a keystroke message through the VCL. You will learn how the key processing is implemented, how the OnKey events work and what intervention points for the programmer can be found in the whole ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-09 07:04
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What’s the point of having abstract classes in Delphi?

The Wiert Corner – There was an interesting thread a while ago: [WayBack] What’s the point of having abstract classes in Delphi? – Agustin Ortu – Google+ The answer is no (the documentation warns you against it – see Constructing instance of abstract class –  the compiler doesn’t), ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-04 13:05
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On my list to try (about half a year since it appeared): A new mutlti-threading library for Delphi. (darkThreading) – Chapman World

The Wiert Corner – With fresh libraries – like new Delphi and Windows versions – I usually take a pause to see if any major updates have been published to stabalise things. So about half a year after the release of A new mutlti-threading library for Delphi. (darkThreading) – Chapman World [WayBack], this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-03 13:04
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Just curious, Is there ever a benefit to not providing a GUID in an interface…

The Wiert Corner – An interesting question [WayBack] Just curious,Is there ever a benefit to not providing a GUID in an interface? – Johan Bontes – Google+ The answer is simple: The benefits are almost none and you loose compiler assisted casting ease. The interesting bits are the discussion where even ...
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Not just C++: Thoughts on Dealing with Signed/Unsigned Mismatch – IT Hare on Soft.ware

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] C++: Thoughts on Dealing with Signed/Unsigned Mismatch – IT Hare on Soft.ware. I have seen things like this happen in way to many places, not just C/C++: static_assert( -1 < 1U );//fails! Take away: Never ever use explicit casts merely to get rid of warnings (whether ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-10-02 19:05
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Reminder to self that this cleared itself: Delphi fails to start after Windows did some “Program Compatibility Assistant” magic…

The Wiert Corner – This repaired itself; weird: [WayBack] Delphi fails to start after Windows did some “Program Compatibility Assistant” magic to it when BDS.exe crashed because the compiler ran out of memory:… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ –jeroen
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September 2018

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Debugging Session – Brian Long, 2001

The Wiert Corner – I’m amazed how little things have changed when doing hardcore Delphi debugging: [WayBack] Debugging Session –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-09-27 13:05
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Scalable HTTP sockets for the cloud, Part 2 – grijjy blog

The Wiert Corner – Interesting stuff: In this article we will expand on our TgoHttpClient class by adding some core new features including non-blocking http responses, unifying HTTP 1.1, HTTP/S and HTTP/2 support into a common class… Source: [WayBack] Scalable HTTP sockets for the cloud, Part 2 – grijjy blog ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2018-09-26 13:04
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