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Archive for February 6th, 2020

Why does HRESULT begin with H when it’s not a handle to anything? – The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/06

Interesting bit of history: [WayBackWhy does HRESULT begin with H when it’s not a handle to anything? – The Old New Thing.

TL;DR:

  1. It used to be a handle
  2. Few programs cared about the underlying objects
  3. Managing the underlying objects was way too expensive
  4. It got trimmed down to a number, but the name stuck

–jeroen

Posted in Development, History, Software Development, The Old New Thing, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

Delphi Berlin and up without disabled Castalia: Use Ctrl+W to select content in the IDE code editor. Place your curso…

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/06

If you have enough guts to keep Castalia enabled and have Delphi Berlin or higher, then you can use this shortcut:

[WayBack] Tip: Use Ctrl+W to select content in the IDE code editor. Place your cursor some random piece of code, preferably deep in code that have nested block… – Lars Fosdal – Google+

–jeroen

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