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Archive for April 21st, 2016

Internal version numbers for conditional defines etc

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/21

Thanks Daniel Jackson for posting (the DocWiki hasn’t been update yet):

Version Conditional: VER310
Product Version: 24
Package Version: 240
IDE Version: 18.0
Compiler Version: 31

Source: I had expected Embarcadero would have updated the documentation to reflect the…


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 10.1 Berlin (BigBen), Development, Software Development | 2 Comments »

RubyMania has reached Delphi – Times helper method implementation for integers – from Asbjørn Heid

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/21

The below fragment is one of the favourite kinds of examples in the Ruby world:

5.times { |i| print i, " " }

It uses the times method on Integer and prints:

0 1 2 3 4

There are many implementations of this in other languages, for instance Ruby’s ‘times()’ function in C# | Of Code and Me (which the editor fucked up as it replaced Action<int> with Action which is a totally different thing, so the gist with code is below.

public static class IntExtensions
    public static void Times(this int i, Action func)
        for(int j = 0; j < i; j++)

Which you use as

5.Times(i => Console.Write(i));

It’s slightly off as it prints:


I know; nitpicking, but this code works (did I ever tell I love .NET fiddle?):

5.Times(i => Console.Write("{0} ", i));

Well, Mason Wheeler encouraged Asbjørn Heid for the below Ruby Mania in Delphi; just read the comments at In C# nearly everything is an object, so when writing a unit test for a string…

Since the editor fucks up TProc<Integer> into TProc and TProc behaves differently from TProc<Integer>, I’ve included a gist link with the actual code below.

program RubyManiaConsoleProject;


  TRubyMania = record helper for ShortInt
    procedure times(const IterBody: TProc);

procedure TRubyMania.times(const IterBody: TProc);
  i: Integer;
  for i := 0 to Self-1 do

    procedure(i: Integer)
      Write(i, ' ');

It also shows why I hardly use anonymous methods in Delphi: they’re way too verbose.


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XSD enumerations: restrict strings, integers, etc.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/04/21

XSD enumerations are nice as they can be used to restrict simple XSD types to a set of values.

But they can also be hard if the set changes over time: restricting further is not possible, but extending isn’t always easy either.

Some interesting links:


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