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Bill Meyer

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  1. Bill Meyer

    git and Delphi tooling?

    Well, at least that makes some sense.
  2. Bill Meyer

    git and Delphi tooling?

    The difference between TortoiseHg and TortoiseGit makes me wonder what on earth the Tortoise folks could have been thinking. But perhaps those who started with TortoiseSVN held similar thoughts on seeing TortoiseHg. I am primed for change. I have lately been immersed in some serious issues in source control, and on searching for answers, found that some of these issues have had a longer life than many of the Delphi defects which set our teeth on edge.
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    Can't edit my post?

    I noticed an error in a reply I made, and wanted to fix it, but Edit is not offered. Has something changed in the operations? I see that I can edit in this post, so is editing enabled only on original posts? Not replies? Or only in a thread I create? I would think I should be able to edit anything I post....
  4. And worse, these apparently random changes lead to increased noise levels in source control.
  5. Bill Meyer

    Can an app beat a spreadsheet?

    I think that Excel may be the most overused application on PCs. My observation is that it has been used, and badly, in highly repetitive tasks which would be excellent candidates for replacement by dedicated applications. A spreadsheet is great for what if operations, and for quick and dirty manipulations of data. However, once people begin inserting formulas in many cells, things rapidly go off the rails, and repetitive labor is used in lieu of intelligent design. That said, I would make exceptions for tools such as the late, lamented Lotus Improv, and its successor, Quantrix, both far better suited to well designed analyses.
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    Can't edit my post?

    Not very old. Eight days. I don't see the reason for a freeze, apart from preventing exercises of ill temper. But those can be accomplished in new posts, too.
  7. Bill Meyer

    Can't edit my post?

    I was prepared to consider that it was my ageing memory, but not being able to edit my own replies is illogical.
  8. Bill Meyer

    git and Delphi tooling?

    Interesting. It appears from my research that SSH is the key to this, but I also have read that SSH on Windows is a nightmare. Not being a networking guru, I am not altogether willing to engage in lengthy experiments which may simply prove to waste time.
  9. Bill Meyer

    git and Delphi tooling?

    We are using TortoiseHg, but I am finding problems with large file transfers. Extensive web searches have shown that the complaint has been around for years, and *may* be a Python/SSL issue. Or not. One of the few seemingly useful articles suggested disabling SSL 2.0. Did that, and initially, it was encouraging. But no, that was a fluke. Have you encountered this?
  10. Bill Meyer

    Year Countsdown

    You say you want a count down, but then you ask for an interval. Which is it that you need?
  11. Bill Meyer

    Delphi 6 all of a sudden wants to be activated

    You misspelled "feature."
  12. Bill Meyer

    DPM Package Manager - presentation

    I got the whole story, which took minutes to relate. I don't recall now how many names they thought up, only to find on a name search that they were taken. One at a time, and each time a trip to the registration office.
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    DPM Package Manager - presentation

    Many years ago, I used a contractor whose company name was Solfan. (Sick Of Looking For A Name)
  14. Bill Meyer

    In Case You Didn't Know

    Kids!
  15. Or as a friend advised me when I started learning to code, on my wood-burning CPU: First make it work, then worry about performance.
  16. Bill Meyer

    Primary Key on FDMemTable

    And other things, too....
  17. There is another one out there, which hasn't turned up yet. Something to the effect that 90% of programmers are wrong 90% of the time about where to optimize.
  18. And as for one-liners: "Premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. " - C. A. R. Hoare - often misattributed to D. E. Knuth,who was himself quoting Hoare
  19. Bill Meyer

    Outdated Delphi Roadmap

    And other details, such as when it "restarts" without first killing the IDE.
  20. Bill Meyer

    Crash when Delphi 10.n exits... again

    I'll pass, but keep it in mind for the next time I have to start fresh. Too high a price just to lose that error.
  21. Bill Meyer

    Crash when Delphi 10.n exits... again

    DeactivateFontsInfo is not present in any code on my system, whether in GExperts source or SynEdit source. And the shutdown error is present in 10.2.3, as well. Uninstall/reinstall after all else is in makes no difference. As to FixInsight, the last release was 1 June 2020, and the issue is still present.
  22. Bill Meyer

    PortableAppsToStartMenu 1.0.0

    The space in G:\Delphi Projects is a problem. You need your path in double quotes.
  23. Bill Meyer

    Tools API - Changing Key Assignment

    I hope someone can offer a solution, as I find some of the newly added shortcuts in Sydney conflict with some in my plug-ins.
  24. Bill Meyer

    function reference feature for Delphi source code

    As David, says, that is not enough. You need to parse all units, yes, but you need also to deal with many other issues. Think about like-named methods. Think about uses clauses. Consider the search path. If you want reliable results, there are many details which come into play. Sounds like a wish list item for LSP.
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