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Abusing extended RTTI for fun and profit

TURBU Tech – I’ll admit, I don’t like the default settings for Delphi 2010’s extended RTTI.  Making almost everything included by default ends up compiling a ton of junk into the EXE, most of which will never get used.  But every once in a while, you can find some sort of use for it. For example, let’s take the common case of trying to create a custom control that’s mostly like an existing VCL control, but slightly different.  You need to change some minor feature in some way.  Unfortunately, that feature relies on a private field in the base class that the author didn’t ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2010-01-15 22:00

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