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The 68 things the CLR does before executing a single line of your code (*) · Performance is a Feature!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/16

Because the CLR is a managed environment there are several components within the runtime that need to be initialised before any of your code can be executed. This post will take a look at the EE (Execution Engine) start-up routine and examine the initialisation process in detail.

Lots of interesting stuff happening before your code even gets executed. Many of the pieces can log.

Source: [WayBackThe 68 things the CLR does before executing a single line of your code (*) · Performance is a Feature!

Via: [WayBack] Good stuff to know! – Ondrej Kelle – Google+


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C# 8.0 features – an exiting list of new possibilities on the horizon

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/04

Shamelessly adapted from [WayBack] C# 8.0 features Extension everything — a new syntax for extension methods that will also allow extension “other things,” like the much-anticipated exte… – Lars Fosdal – Google+, including the original posts where the topics were covered:

C# 8.0 features

Post 1

[WayBack] C# 8.0 Features: A Glimpse of the Future – NDepend: C# 8.0 is on the horizon and will be here before you know it, bringing with it some interesting functionality. Let’s take a peek into the future.

Extension everything — a new syntax for extension methods that will also allow extension “other things,” like the much-anticipated extension properties.

Default implementations on interfaces — this allows you to implement methods on interfaces, giving them a default implementation. That will enable you to add new methods to interfaces without breaking its clients.

Nullable reference types — probably one of the most anticipated features ever. It’s a reinterpretation (a “retcon” for you comic book geeks out there) of all the reference types as nullable and the introduction of a new syntax to denote nullable types, accompanied by several types of static checks, to prevent several classes of errors regarding these types. Say farewell to the null reference exception!

Post 2

[WayBack] C# 8.0 Features: Another Glimpse of the Future – NDepend This post covers two probable C# 8.0 features: null coalescing assignment and records. It explains what they are and reports on their current statuses, as well.

Null coalescing assignment — a very simple feature to shorten the check for null before assigning to a variable.

Records — this one is pretty interesting. It’s basically a very short way for you to declare classes that are only data holders. The compiler gives you Equals and GetHashCode implementations, a constructor, properties, and immutability for free, allowing you to do something more interesting with your life than writing loads of boilerplate code.

Post 3

[WayBack] C# 8.0 Features: A Final Glimpse Of The Future – NDepend: Here’s our final post in our C# 8.0 series, where we glimpse into the future. Today we’ll cover another two possible features: target-typed new expressions and covariant return types.

Target-typed “new” expressions — a way for you to omit the type from a constructor call, making the code simpler and less redundant.

Covariant return types — a much-anticipated feature that allows an overriding method to return a more derived type than the original type from the base class.

I really hope they publish the full specs soon, but given that the C# 7 specs yet have to (see [WayBack] C Sharp (programming language) – Wikipedia: Versions), I do not hold my breath, even though it had lots of interesting new stuff too:


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Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/29

Interesting to try:

The new generation Pascal programming language that combines simplicity of classic Pascal, a great number of modern extensions and broad capabilities of Microsoft .NET Framework

I didn’t know about it either.


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A Post-Mortem on the Recent Developer Story Information Leak – Meta Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/27

I wish many other companies would disclose post mortem information like this: [WayBackA Post-Mortem on the Recent Developer Story Information Leak – Meta Stack Overflow

via: [WayBackInteresting and very appropriate top comment – This is why I Code – Google+




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libssh-delphi will migrate from Mercurial on BitBucket to git on GitHub soon (or finding about “fatal: repository … not found”, “MSVCR120.dll is missing” and “D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing” when prepping a fresh VM for a presentation)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/08

When git on Windows suddenly gives you this when the repository URL opens fine in Chrome:

C:\Users\jeroenp\Versioned>git clone
Cloning into 'libssh2-delphi'...
remote: Not Found
fatal: repository '' not found

but this worked fine:

C:\Users\jeroenp\Versioned>git clone
Cloning into 'GExperts'...
remote: Counting objects: 12031, done.
remote: Total 12031 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 12031R
Receiving objects: 100% (12031/12031), 9.77 MiB | 1.36 MiB/s, done.

Resolving deltas: 100% (9284/9284), done.

I first thought “huh?”.

Then I remembered: this was a Mercurial repository, but I hardly use Mercurial any more…

C:\Users\jeroenp\Versioned>hg clone
destination directory: libssh2-delphi
requesting all changes
adding changesets
adding manifests
adding file changes
added 30 changesets with 56 changes to 25 files
updating to branch default
12 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved

Since I wanted to switch away from bitbucket for a long time anyway, it was time to say goodbye and find out how to make the conversion to git.

A quick search revealed there were many tedious manual ways involving command-lines: [WayBack] Convert Mercurial project to Git – Stack Overflow

But then I found out that github can fully automagically import a Mercurial Repository (of course without the BitBucket attached bells and whistles like issue tracker):

So it is now at with one user still to be mapped at … libssh2-delphi/import/authors: Zeljko Marjanovic. If I ever get in contact with him (I tried over the last 2 years), then I will add him.

For now, I will be in touch with Vadum Lou (a.k.a., full nameVadim V. Lopushansky) who already made another manually copied fork and get his additions integrated.

I might redo the conversion process later on as at least some of his submissions are at least partially in a Mercurial pull request.

Then I need to merge the develop branch into the master branch and prepare a release.

Oh: if it fails to debug in Delphi, then run the EXE alone. You will get an error like this:

SftpClientDemo.exe - System Error
The program can't start because MSVCR120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I need to document this better in the the underlying libssh2 DLLs require the Visual Studio 2013 C++ run-time library to be installed. The latest version I could find as of writing is vcredist_x86.exe version 12.0.40649.5 from the Update for Visual C++ 2013 and Visual C++ Redistributable Package at (download selection) or (direct download).

I need to update If a program you wrote can’t start becuase MSVCR*.dll is missing, then you forgot to ship the Visual C++ runtime… from 2012 on this as well as there are more versions available now than listed there.

Another error I got was the one below when running .NET stuff, but that might be because Windows Update was in progress:

SourceTree.exe - System Error
The program can't start because D3DCOMPILER_47.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Later: yes, that was indeed fixed during Windows update. Apparently, Microsoft has an update installation order issue or a dependency requirement issue where part of .NET depends on that DLL, even though it is not yet present.


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