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Archive for October, 2011

Delphi-Treff interview–In English

I recently did an email interview with Martin Strohal of the Delphi-Treff Team. I got permission to publish the original English version (Since my German is a little rusty…)
Delphi XE2 will be published this year. What are the key features of this new release? (Is this the release named "Pulsar"?)
Customers will now be able to [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on October 14th, 2011 under CodeGear | 3 Comments »

More x64 assembler fun-facts–new assembler directives

The Windows x64 ABI (Application Binary Interface) presents some new challenges for assembly programming that don’t exist for x86. A couple of the changes that must be taken into account can can be seen as very positive. First of all, there is now one and only one OS specified calling convention. We certainly could have [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on October 10th, 2011 under 64bit, CodeGear, Delphi, General, Work | Comment now »

x64 assembler fun-facts

While implementing the x64 built-in assembler for Delphi 64bit, I got to “know” the AMD64/EM64T architecture a lot more. The good thing about the x64 architecture is that it really builds on the existing instruction format and design. However, unlike the move from 16bit to 32bit where most existing instruction encodings were automatically promoted to [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on October 5th, 2011 under 64bit, Delphi, General | 6 Comments »

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