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  1. A.M. Hoornweg

    Convert Double to Real

    I believe the old Turbo Pascal "Real" type is now called Real48 and exists only for compatibility purposes (i.e. if you need to read or write files with data in that format). It is much slower than either Double or Single because it's not a native FPU format.
  2. BTW, the "classical" method to detect or prohibit more than one instance of an application is to use a mutex.
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    VMWare Workstation PRO vs MS Hyper-V

    Another advantage of VMs is that you're able to do remote debugging and test your software on a different version of Windows than the one you're developing under. I can easily compile a Delphi application on my Windows 10 development VM, deploy it to a network share on my Windows 7 VM and debug it on that operating system. Piece of cake. The same goes for Linux. It's even possible to run MacOS under VMWare, though Apple doesn't allow it unless the underlying host is an Apple machine. The latest VMWare version can co-exist with Hyper-V on the same host machine by the way.
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    VMWare Workstation PRO vs MS Hyper-V

    Some advantages of using virtualization: Backing up a vm is as easy as copying a file. If you break something in a vm, it doesn't affect the host machine. If you decide to replace your host machine with a new one, you're up and running again within an hour. I've configured my VM to use separate virtual disk files for C: and D: and I keep my projects on D:. Whenever I update Delphi, I archive the virtual C: drive first. This makes it dead easy to fire up an older Delphi version whenever I need it.
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    VMWare Workstation PRO vs MS Hyper-V

    I'm using VMWare Workstation Professional since many years and totally love it. I have 2 external screens attached to my notebook (plus the internal one, which makes three) and I can very flexibly set VMWare to use any combination of screens and resolutions. This makes it very easy to test DPI-Aware applications. Another big advantage for my specific line of work is that VMWare lets me configure virtual COM Ports (which communicate with each other through named pipes) so I can test serial communication protocols even though my notebook has no "real" RS232 ports. VMWare also supports virtual networks so I can define "private" networks between virtual machines that are isolated from others. There are tons of ready-made VM's to download from the internet with appliances like routers etc. When configured right, a VM in VMware is not noticeably slower than the host machine.
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    Debugging problem (multithreaded & Intraweb)

    Unfortunately not, when I do that, the next dialog appears immediately for the next Intraweb unit (there are several hundred). Debugging is just not do-able as long as this dialog keeps popping up.
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    Find exception location from MAP file?

    This is very interesting, I'll certainly look into this. I'm also currently evaluating Eurekalog.
  8. Hello all, I'm trying to debug a multithreaded application that contains, among other things, the Intraweb framework. I have the Parnassus Parallel debugger installed in my Delphi 10.4.2. Sydney IDE. My problem: whenever I try to set a breakpoint in a multithreaded piece of code of my own, the Delphi debugger immediately complains that it can't find the location of some Intraweb source file. Of course it doesn't, because Intraweb doesn't come with source, so why is it asking? The big problem is that this message is impossible to get rid of. It just keeps coming again and again and I never even get the change to assign the correct thread affinity to my breakpoint. So... How the heck do I tell the Delphi debugger to not keep asking where the Intraweb sources are located?
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    Find exception location from MAP file?

    Thanks to everybody who responded in this thread. I think I'll acquire Eurekalog or MadExcept for this project. Is any of these two particularly suited for multithreading NT services?
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    Find exception location from MAP file?

    My service is heavily multi-threaded (see attachment) , has hundreds of threads running which pull data from a multitude of oil rigs. The communication threads use Remobjects Remoting which is also multithreaded. The service itself has a builtin http management console that is based on Intraweb, which is also a multithreaded framework. There is sooo much multithreading going on, can a tool like Eurekalog produce a stack frame if one of these threads produces an AV?
  11. Hello all, one of my (heavily multithreaded) Windows services crashed today with an access violation and Windows was decent enough to write the "fault offset" in the event log. I have a detailed linker MAP file of the application. Does anyone know a tool that will parse the MAP file to help me find the approximate error location in the source?
  12. I think it does. The two searches are not disjoint, so calling StringReplace (shortest word first) would replace "Hut" by "House" and the name "Hutt" would not exist anymore in the second search pass due to this insertion. An approach that starts by scanning the original string for all search terms would reveal two "hits" at the first letter H and then things get interesting, because it would have to decide which replacement is "better". So it needs some rules to make that decision. One rule could be to replace the longest search term.
  13. What I mean is, if you call Embarcadero's stringReplace routine multiple times, then each subsequent replace sees the insertions made by the previous call. But if you write a MultiStringReplace routine that first analyzes the string and determines everything that is to be replaced, that is not the case. It sees only the original string and not the intermediate insertions. The end result may be different.
  14. I am a bit puzzled here. How do you want to guarantee a consistent outcome? The first "search & replace" will change the string. It will remove characters and insert new ones. Which may get captured by the next search. Suppose you have a string like "Jabba the Hutt lived in a Hut" and you want to replace "Hutt" by "Alien" and "Hut" by "House". How do you decide which replacement to do first?
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    50 Years of Pascal

    Do you mean units? Units only came in Turbo Pascal 4 AFAIK.
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