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Archive for September, 2009

What happened to version 13?

During the RAD Studio 2010 field test and now out in the Delphi non-tech newsgroups, there had been a lot of discussion, speculation and even some angst about the mysterious lack of version 13. Chill folks. The story is simple with no real conspiracies involved. In fact, the only conspiracy involved was that we knew [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 4th, 2009 under CodeGear, Delphi, General, IDE, Work | 18 Comments »

Class Constructors. Popping the hood.

My last post introduced class constructors and destructors, a new language feature in Delphi 2010. I mainly covered what they were and what kinds of things they’re good for. In this post I’ll cover some of how they’re implemented. I’m sure the question on everyone’s mind is when and how they’re invoked? If you were [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 4th, 2009 under CodeGear, Delphi, Work | 13 Comments »

Class (, Static, or Shared) Constructors (and Destructors)

In my last post, I hinted at a new native Delphi language feature, class constructors and destructors. For those familiar with, say, C# or VB.NET, they are called a ‘static’ constructor (C#), or a ‘shared’ constructor (VB.NET). Let’s now take a closer look at them in terms of how they’re useful along with a little [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on September 3rd, 2009 under CodeGear | 7 Comments »

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