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Closing the Class Helpers Private Access Loophole

Marco's Tech Blog – As many of you know, Embarcadero made a change to the Delphi compiler in 10.1 Berlin to close an existing bug that allowed access to private data of any class via a class helper. Developers who were leveraging this hack would need a migration strategy. Private is... Private For quite some time, there was a bug in the Delphi compiler that ended up allowing class helper methods to access private fields of the class they helped, regardless of the unit in which the class was declared. This “hack” basically broke OOP encapsulation rules. To enforce visibility semantics, class and record ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2016-06-08 16:16


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