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David Heffernan

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  1. You fix the bug, which is nothing to do with FAN. That's my point.
  2. No it doesn't. How else are you going to allow constructors to raise exceptions?
  3. Yeah, because delphi is so fast! But also, I doubt you could find a real program that would have a measurable performance hit even if the ref was set to nil always.
  4. Amazing that there's anybody left that doesn't know that Free does the nil check itself.
  5. That's a bug to use that reference, so this issue can safely be ignored with regards FAN.
  6. David Heffernan

    Add #13#10 to a string

    As an aside, even in Delphi there is no such need. You can write 'first line'#13#10'second line' And even then, concatenation of literals is performed by the compiler, so the above code would result in the same codegen as 'first line' + #13#10 + 'second line' Finally, it is usually preferable to use sLineBreak rather than #13#10 so that your code is more expressive, and platform independent.
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    Left side cannot be assigned to

    So instead of code like obj.foo := obj.bar + 10; you prefer obj.setFoo(obj.getBar() + 10); or perhaps obj.setFoo(obj.getBar + 10); (note that I personally am not keen on being able to call a function without the parens because it leads to ambiguity for type inference)
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    Left side cannot be assigned to

    These two statements appear in conflict with each other. Advocacy for using getter/setter methods directly, flies in the face of criticism that properties can't be passed as var or out params. Neither can methods.
  9. David Heffernan

    TDataModule OnDestroy event never triggered?

    Perhaps the data module isn't being destroyed. If you showed a minimal reproduction then we'd be able to tell.
  10. David Heffernan

    License Questions -

    The latter. If you include this gpl licensed component then that propagates.
  11. There are times when this is desirable. It's a big weakness in my view that the type of a literal can be ambiguous.
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    Array within an array??

    Same for integers, right? We don't feel compelled to store pointers to integers in arrays very commonly, do we.
  13. David Heffernan

    Array within an array??

    Pretty bad idea this. It's also attempting to solve a problem that doesn't exist. Like if I do this: i := 12; j := i; i := 14; I don't expect j to become 14. It's just value type semantics.
  14. David Heffernan

    Array within an array??

    mLabelMatrix[i, j] or if you prefer mLabelMatrix[i][j] as documented in the link I gave you
  15. David Heffernan

    Array within an array??

    That's odd because you already solved the problem properly. Why do you just give up?
  16. David Heffernan

    Array within an array??

    LabelMatrix is a type. You need to declare a variable of that type. Why would you have a dynamic array if the dimensions are known. Also, why 11, 6 if it is 12x7. If it is a fixed size, declare it so. Structured Types (Delphi) - RAD Studio (embarcadero.com)
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    Array within an array??

    It's just a multidimensional array of record. You will need to decide whether it is zero based or one based, but your example above shows a range of at least 13 in the major axis.
  18. David Heffernan

    TaskMessageDlg('.... behind form?

    Start from the actual program and remove things bit by bit. When you remove something and the behaviour changes, that's evidence.
  19. David Heffernan

    TaskMessageDlg('.... behind form?

    It might well be difficult. But unless you are able to debug this yourself what option do you have. In fact if this was my code and I was debugging it, making a minimal reproduction would be how I would tackle it.
  20. David Heffernan

    TaskMessageDlg('.... behind form?

    Can you cut this down to a minimal reproduction
  21. Well, slipstream them in too. You should be able to deliver an environment that has any packages you need.
  22. It's easy to use the Python embedded distribution, basically just a Zip file, and deploy that. You can slipstream modules into it as you please.
  23. David Heffernan

    Freeing Show v ShowModal??

    It was never correct to put it in the same finally as lifetime management. Of course it won't matter if it never throws an exception. But it's basic sound practise not to put multiple unrelated tasks in a finally block.
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    Freeing Show v ShowModal??

    It's quite possible there will be consequences. Impossible to say without knowing what your code looks like. Perhaps there are dependencies that require forms to be destroyed in a particular order. The erroneous finally block where you call that CloseDataSets method as well as destroying a form isn't a great sign.
  25. madExcept works fine a service for me. But if you have JCL Debug working then that's fine. In which case can you get a proper stack trace?
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