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Archive for November 4th, 2014

Delphi; Reminder to self: “Parallel Programming Library” in XE7 is the end result of “Delphi Parallel Library” by Allen Bauer

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/04

Like any long term project (Spring4D took [WayBack] about 5 years to release version 1.0 and still needs a lot of mobile polishing) the “Delphi Parallel Library” took a long time to complete.

It got incorporated as the “Parallel Programming Library” in Delphi XE7.

Since the documentation is thin (like Spring4D <g>), but the posts about “Delphi Parallel Library” (those started in 2008!) give a lot of background information.

Hence the reminder to self.

Now I need to compare this to the [WayBackOmni Thread Library for Delphi (which is on [WayBack] version 3+ now and moved to [WayBack] GitHub – gabr42/OmniThreadLibrary: A simple and powerful multithreading library for Delphi in the same release range) one day (:

(PPL is cross platform whereas OTL is not, but there must be much more differences).


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Delphi, C#, VB.NET and SQL all have escapes to use reserved words as identifiers

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/04

Normally you would not want to use a reserved word as an identifier. But sometimes it can be very convenient, for instance for a code generator that wraps remoting calls or does ORM.

Both Delphi and C# have an escape for this:

The prefixes are to tell the compiler knows you really know what you are doing, and are using a reserved word as an identifier.

The cool thing: in the Run Time Type Information (Delphi) or Reflection (C# and VB.NET) you will see the names without the prefix.

Some examples from StackOverflow: Read the rest of this entry »

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