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Archive for the ‘Pascal’ Category

Delphi function result assignments before the function returns…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/01

Eric Grange:

Actually it is not that assignments of function return values can happen “when the function raises an exception” but rather than they can happen before the function returns.

Note that this is not limited to large return types, it can also happen on reference counted types (string, dynamic array, variant and interface), though this is contextual as well…

Got bit by the interface thing a few months ago, an interface release was triggering an exception when the result was assigned, the call stack looked way out of synch with the code, so various compilation and and map file mismatch issues got investigated, before I dropped in asm view in the debugger, which made it all obvious.

I’ve quoted it in full as I’ve been bitten by this a few times as well, but never got to making a proper blog post on it.

Thanks Eric for phrasing this and David for bringing it up.

It actually has been the case since somewhere toward the end of the Turbo Pascal era.

Source: [WayBackThis program: {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses System.SysUtils; type TRec1 = r…

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Development, History, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal | Leave a Comment »

Blast from the past: “Advanced Pascal Programming Techniques” – Google Search

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/05

Back in my school days, this was the best Pascal book you could get: “Advanced Pascal Programming Techniques” – Google Search.

This is Apple Pasca, USD Pascal, first Turbo Pascal era.

Sadly, getting English books in The Netherlands was hard. So I had to do with books from Academic Press which not as good.

Via:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple Pascal, Borland Pascal, Development, History, Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal, UCSD Pascal | 1 Comment »

To celebrate his 85th birthday, some links to interviews with Niklaus Wirth interviews

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/15

Today, Niklaus Wirth, “father” of The Pascal Programming Language turned 85.

Happy birthday!

Almost 50 years ago, Niklaus Wirth submitted his famous paper “The Programming Language Pascal” which was published early 1971

Luckily it is archived on both the WayBack machine and Archive.is as the only PDF copy I could find on-line isn’t always on-line: http://oberoncore.ru/_media/library/wirth_the_programming_language_pascal.pdf

Originally it was published by Niklaus Wirth  in Acta Informatica, Vol. 1, Fasc. 1, 1971 pp. 35-63

He has been very active, just browse through the [WayBack] List of computer science publications by Niklaus Wirth

To celebrate his birthday, here are some interviews with him:

If you like the ones above as much as I do, then search for more: there are plenty!

–jeroen

via: Happy 80th birthday Niklaus Wirth! « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

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Modern Object Pascal Introduction for Programmers

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/25

[WayBackModern Object Pascal Introduction for Programmers

via:

–jeroen

Posted in Conference Topics, Conferences, Delphi, Development, Event, Object Pascal, Pascal, Software Development | 4 Comments »

The Delphi VCL comes to Oxygene

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/03

Interesting approach, which makes one more “cross platform VCL” from outside the Embarcadero pipeline [WayBack] The Delphi VCL comes to Oxygene:

Developers switching from Delphi to Oxygene are loving our “Delphi RTL” compatibility library, as it helps them move their code over to new platforms without having to embrace all the new APIs at once. With the new Elements 10 builds we shipped in the past couple of weeks,

CrossVCL (by KSDev, the former FMX architects) already brings VCL to Linux through the Embarcadero compilers; VCL for Oxygene brings it – through the Oxygene compilers – to WebAssembly first and later to Cocoa and WPF.

I wonder how Windows VCL compatible both approaches are.

Via [WayBackhttps://blogs.remobjects.com/2018/08/30/the-delphi-vcl-comes-to-oxygene/ – Ondrej Kelle – Google+

–jeroen

Posted in Delphi, Development, Oxygene, Pascal, Software Development | 2 Comments »

 
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