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About Sherlock

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  1. Sherlock

    Rad 12 Beta - Link to News

    Or Zip with AES encryption...
  2. Sherlock

    Nobel prize for figuring out

    The larger is a debug build, the smaller isn't. Why the debug build does not run as expected, whereas the release build does, is just a matter of checking the different build settings.
  3. Sherlock

    Connection to registration server

    Yeah, Embarcadero sometimes fights with their servers. They'll come around eventually. I guess Delphi 12 is lurking, and the servers are being prepped for it.
  4. Sherlock

    When will we have a 64-bit IDE version ?

    Now there is the rub! A 64Bit IDE will be experimental at best. Quite the contrary to a stable IDE. Just consider the introduction of DelphiLSP. Now that Baby started birthing more than three years ago, and it is still not "robust". I'd prefer them to fix the 32Bit IDE to reach a robust stage over them pulling resources to that new construction site.
  5. Sherlock

    When will we have a 64-bit IDE version ?

    Lets say...sub par 😄
  6. Sherlock

    ExcelApp.WorkBooks.Open() memory leak

    @GringoStarr Please refrain from posting the same question in different subforums for your own benefit. It will just divide attention.
  7. Sherlock

    When will we have a 64-bit IDE version ?

    Well, the main reason on the Embarcadero side would be that the IDE in its current state is not generated from on single codebase in one single language, but is a patchwork of more or less pretty quilts assembled to look like a single piece of software. Some of those patchy things have not been touched in quite some time (this is just a guess on my part, but it is an educated one). Lazarus on the other hand is dogfooding at its best.
  8. Sherlock

    String literals more then 255 chars

    To be honest, that is also the only driving force behind change requests (language XY has it) as well - hyperbolically speaking.
  9. Sherlock

    iOS 17

    Sorry, but that wont do to run the simulator. It is ARM only - meaning you'll need Apple Silicone to run it.
  10. Sherlock

    iOS 17

    Have you tried running your App in the simulator?
  11. Sherlock

    String literals more then 255 chars

    Slow your horses folks. Let's keep it clean and neutral.
  12. Sherlock

    String literals more then 255 chars

    Surprisingly (or not), this argument leads to spending more time with legacy code over time than rewriting from scratch. At least that has been my observation for the past 20 years.
  13. Considering hate stems mostly from envy, I can live with that. I guess it used to be, but for quite some time it's more convoluted. As the number of queries only reflects on poor documentation, steep learning curve and hype. So...no wonder that is not used anymore, but how else could one measure a languages popularity compared to others? Number of books published on the subject? Sales? I'm glad I don't have to come up with some language rating scheme...
  14. Sherlock

    Is it just me??

    That portal is prone to hiccups. Sometimes it wants me to solve dozens of captchas before finally letting me through other times it forgets me, but most of the times it works just fine. Just be patient with it.
  15. Sherlock

    Addictive software??

    Last time the site was up was roughly in July of 23 according to the Wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20230712231651/http://addictive-software.com/index.htm Sadly the site provided zero information about the manufacturer (like an imprint or some "About us" blaba) and neither does the current registration information https://www.whois.com/whois/addictive-software.com