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Archive for August, 2009

Exceptional Procrastination

I kept putting this post off… ok, ok… that was a really bad pun…
Seems there was a little bit of concern about my last post regarding the new ‘delayed’ directive. Christian Wimmer had a few critiques regarding the implementation and how the exception that was raised was an EExternalException with an obscure exception code. There [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 29th, 2009 under CodeGear | 4 Comments »

Procrastinators Unite… Eventually!

We’re all taught at an early age to “Never put off until tomorrow that which can be done today.” In general, that is wise advice. However there are some cases where you do want to wait until the last possible moment to do (or not do) something. In fact, that is one of the overall [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 25th, 2009 under CodeGear | 25 Comments »

The “Nitty Gritty” details on Casting an Interface Reference in Delphi 2010

Malcolm Groves let loose on a new Delphi compiler feature where you can now cast an interface reference to the implementing Delphi class. Joe White was interested in the “gritty” details about how this was implemented. It turns out that it was deceptively easy once I figured out the internal compiler logic for handling “is” [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 21st, 2009 under CodeGear | 8 Comments »

A Tempest in a Teapot or something more sinister?

If you’re a well connected internet maven who also happens to be a Delphi user, you’re probably no doubt aware of some of the recent reports about a new virus/trojan threat that hits pretty close to home. There are many reports among the mainstream internet press that are discussing the emergence of a virus affectionately [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on August 20th, 2009 under CodeGear | 27 Comments »

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