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The Default magic function in Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/17

Stefan Glienke worded it perfectly: Default(typeIdentifier) is a “magic” function that is implemented into the compiler and causes it to generate the correct code – like for records with managed fields it generates a call to FinalizeRecord and some instructions to zero the remaining fields.

Source: I know I can write MyRecordVar := Default(TMyRecordType) because I asked a qu…


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