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Evolution of C++ standards

Programming languages are exciting for developers, and C++, one of the more technically challenging and also perhaps the most widely used compiled language, is one of the most exciting. As Theodore Roosevelt is misquoted (*), ‘the more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future,’ so let’s dive into a bit of C++ history and how it’s shaped our coding…
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Removing the Community toolbar

The RAD Studio IDE contains a toolbar allowing you to log on to Community, and see messages sent to you by other users, questions and answers, andother notifications. Recent website upgrades have caused issues with this toolbar for some users (now resolved), and we…
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C++ Free Compiler Updated to 10.2.3

Embarcadero hashad a free download of our C++ compiler andRTL (capable of making Win32 apps) for many years, going back into the Borland days. (In fact, Idera as a company likes providing free tools – check out some of the others here.) We aim to keep…
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10.2.3 C++ Hotfix for an issue with a 4KB or larger stack allocation

In 10.2.3, there is an issue affectingmethods using the fastcall calling convention that allocate 4KB or more on the stack inside the method. The stack allocation could result in the ‘this’ pointer containing an incorrect value. This was reported as: RSP-20171 RSP-20297 and RSP-20173 (duplicate reports) You can download the hotfix from CodeCentral. Technical info For…
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Why create mobile apps in C++

There are a wide variety of languages used for mobile development: Swift, Objective C, Java, Kotlin, Delphi, C#, and C++. What are the reasons to choose C++? Consider a language along three axes: expressiveness, conciseness, and performance. An expressive language allows…
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New in 10.2.3: Using CMake with Ninja

One big new feature in 10.2.3 is support for building with CMake.If you haven’t already, readthe previous two posts: introduction to CMake and building with Windows, and building for iOS and Android. Today I’d like to cover using CMake generators, and…
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C++ Quality in 10.2.3

EveryRAD Studio release, we focus on what we call QPS: Quality, Performance, Stability.Recentreleases of C++Builder have included: 10.2.0: Lots of work on our linker; improved codegen and optimizations;and debugging improvements (minimizing debug info size, better debugging) 10.2.1: CodeGuard for Windows 8.1 and 10; a groupof exception handling…
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New in 10.2.3: CMake Support for iOS and Android

We’ve introduced some great new features for C++Builder in 10.2.3. Last week, I wrote about CMake support for our compilers. That post covered what CMake is, and how to use it for Windows, both Win32 and Win64. If you haven’t read it, please do…
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New in 10.2.3: CMake Support

Avery exciting feature in C++Builder 10.2.3 is support forusing CMake with our compilers. Let’s dig in! This post is the first in a series on CMake, and will cover: What CMake is How to write a CMakeLists.txt file How to build a project on…
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New in C++Builder 10.2.3: a new Win32 compiler front-end, bcc32x

Yesterday we released RAD Studio 10.2.3, and we have a number of new C++Builder features. I wrote earlier about rename refactoring for C++, but today I also want to mention one small but useful one for our power users: a new compiler driver called bcc32x. It’s a minoraddition, but useful. Our compilers In 10.2.3, we ship a number of compilers. First, our classic compilers: the C++…
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