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Delphi code completion fail with anonymous methods – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/28

[WayBack] Delphi code completion fail with anonymous methods – Stack Overflow.

It also often fails by inserting end; inside if/then/else statements having a proper begin/end blocks.

The reason is that code completion uses a different parser than the regular Delphi compiler.

Chances of these issues to get fixed are close to zero, because another part of the problem is that there is no formalised Delphi language grammar, not even at Embarcadero itself.

I wish there was an Embarcadero sanctioned grammar (see [WayBack] “The arguments that won the day for us here were about strengthening the ecosystem and becoming the best tooled language on the planet. They were about … – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+). Actually I had that wish like in the end of the 1990s, but I cannot find my forum post archive back.

The best reverse engineered grammar is DelphiAST: a well maintained open source project implementing an Abstract Syntax Tree for Delphi.

Via: [WayBack] SO…/delphi-code-completion-fail-with-anonymous-methods I have seen this question and I am curious. There is an… – Alberto Miola – Google+


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