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The Programming Works – Delphi XE2 documentation states: ‘Packed’ Now Forces Byte Alignment of Records If you have legacy code that uses the packed record type and you want to link with an external DLL or with C++, you need to remove the word “packed” from your code. The packed keyword now forces byte alignment, whereas in the past it did not necessarily do this. The behavior change is related to C++ alignment compatibility changes in Delphi 2009. The above cannot be classified even as a documentation bug; it is just a nonsense. There was a related StackOverflow question. The question ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Serg @ 2012-01-27 10:32


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