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On Data Files and Configuration in Delphi Programs

Delphi Code Monkey – On a Delphi programmer's group on Facebook the other day, someone asked a question about configuration files. They were going to use an INI file to hold their data, and someone suggested the Registry.  I chimed in that I find INI files superior to Registry files, with the provision that perhaps one exception to that might be if your application needs to configure where its textual configuration files are. The reasons why textual configuration files (in json or ini format) are better than the registry are:Because it's easier to back up and restore application state.Because for your support ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2016-04-06 13:03


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