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I wish the Delphi language supported multi-line strings

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/21

Very often, I see people ask for how to embed multi-line strings in a Delphi source file.

The short answer is: you can’t.

The long answer is: you can’t and if you want you have to hack your way around.

The answer should be: just like any of these languages that do support multiline strings:

Many languages support this through a feature called HEREDOC.

Now in Delphi and other languages like Java are building ugly workarounds like for instance this one: [WayBackRAD Studio Tip: Using resource scripts to organize project dependencies. – Chapman World.


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Build 2018: The Future of C#

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/13

A cool preview of things to come in C# 8: [WayBackBuild 2018: The Future of C#

Via: [WayBack] C# 8 changes, exemplified #csharp – Lars Fosdal – Google+


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Thread by @shanselman: “Sure. Not too complex. Thread -> .NET is a family. * Core runs on containers, many Linuxes, Windows and Mac. OSS, moves fast. * Framework […]”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/01

Interesting [Archive.isThread by @shanselman: “Sure. Not too complex. Thread -> .NET is a family. * Core runs on containers, many Linuxes, Windows and Mac. OSS, moves fast. * Framework […]”

It answers [] Thread by @domenic: “Having been out of the scene for over 5 years now, I’m extraordinarily confused by what’s going on over in .NET land. Not only the “what”, b […]”

Dominic was confused by .NET Core going to support Windows desktop UI apps as platform specific packages to a a cross platform foundation as announced in [WayBack] .NET Core 3 and Support for Windows Desktop Applications | .NET Blog

Via: [WayBack] Miguel de Icaza on Twitter: “Good thread on the evolution of modern .NET by @shanselman… “


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The .NET garbage collector sort-of documented: coreclr/ at master · dotnet/coreclr

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/31

Very interesting read: “Garbage Collection Design” by Maoni Stephens at [WayBackcoreclr/ at master · dotnet/coreclr.

It’s part of this series of documents:

The Book of the Runtime

Welcome to the Book of the Runtime (BOTR) for the .NET Runtime. This contains a collection of articles about the non-trivial internals of the .NET Runtime. Its intended audience are people actually modifying the code or simply wishing to have a deep understanding of the runtime. Below is a table of contents.

at [WayBackcoreclr/Documentation/botr at master · dotnet/coreclr

I got there via these links:


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Some useful Visual Studio Keyboard bindings – via my comment at “Allow for floating windows · Issue #10121 · Microsoft/vscode · GitHub”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/30

The thread at [WayBack]: Allow for floating windows · Issue #10121 · Microsoft/vscode · GitHub made me discover a few things, which I have commented there.

Reminder to self: find the Windows keyboard shortcuts as well.

Thanks @steinhh for the CmdK O keyboard combination. I was not aware of that yet and I am going to use this next week on a multi-monitor system to see how well that works.

Your tip made me found the PDFs below and made me make the lists/screenshots below as well.

Terrific! Thank you, thank you!

The bindings (on Mac) I found with their screenshots:

  • CmdShiftP: show all commands
    screenshot 2018-05-20 15 27 30
  • CmdK O: open current file in new Window
  • CmdShiftN: open a new window
    screenshot 2018-05-20 15 27 00
  • CmdK CmdR: open keyboard shortcuts reference PDF for current OS in the default web-browser
  • CmdK CmdS: open keyboard shortcuts editor
    screenshot 2018-05-20 15 24 07

The keyboard shortcuts editor has a search which can find bindings on the keybinding name itself or the command name:

  • screenshot 2018-05-20 15 31 58
  • screenshot 2018-05-20 15 33 19


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