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Archive for May 21st, 2019

It was all Greek to me: Iota ¬∑ golang/go

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/21

Context is king!

Being Dutch, my association with iota¬†was the phrase “Ik snap er geen iota van” (English: “It’s all Greek to me”), basically indicating iota¬†is extremely small, similar to [WayBack] Iota | Definition of Iota by Merriam-Webster:

1: an infinitesimal amount : jot  (did not show an iota of interest)
2:¬†the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet ‚ÄĒ see¬†alphabet table

But the first time, I saw iota used in golang, I actually confused it with [WayBack] itoa РC++ Reference, because I am more than slightly wordblind.

So code like this was all Greek to me at first, not understanding the conversion from integer to ASCII**, and slightly later, not understanding iota to be extremely small either. Heck, its usage indicates it is small from infinitesimal:

const (
    _           = iota // ignore first value by assigning to blank identifier
    KB ByteSize = 1 << (10 * iota)

So it took me a bit of thought to realise that it actually had to mean something completely different, so I found

It makes me wonder why they named it like this.

Slightly related:


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draft-ietf-appsawg-http-forwarded-10 – Forwarded HTTP Extension (X-Forwarded-For, X-Forwarded-By, and X-Forwarded-Proto)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/21

Since many HTTP stacks do not have fields for this so it’s hard to get the originating IP address:

It is about these HTTP header fields with and without X- prefix:

  • Forwarded
  • X-Forwarded-For
  • X-Forwarded-By
  • X-Forwarded-Proto

Note that widely used tools like HAProxy do not always fully adhere to the “standard”…



Posted in Communications Development, Development, HTTP, Internet protocol suite, Software Development, TCP | Leave a Comment »

Delphi XE8 introduced the dependency directive, but it’s not for Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/21

Interesting thread that shows Delphi XE8 introduced a dependency¬†directive:¬†[WayBack] Just curious, in which version was the dependency directive introduced? As in procedure X; external ‘somelib’ dependecy ‘otherlib’; S… – Johan Bontes – Google+

It’s documented as of XE8: [WayBack] Procedures and Functions (Delphi) – RAD Studio: Specifying Dependencies of the Library

The earliest use I could find is in XE4 source C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\11.0\source\IBX\IBIntf.pas


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