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    Named pipe failure, multithreading and asynchronous I/O

    I tried it both inside the debugger and outside the debugger with 10.3 with Win32 on Windows 7. At first it didn't work at all, as you described. Then it suddenly started working after I tried solution #1 in this article, https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Install-Failure-Error-997-Overlapped-I-O-operation-is-in-progress.html Now I am not so sure why it started working and I cannot stop it from working, go figure. Since I know you are skeptic of actually running and testing on Win7, I attached a screenshot.
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    Named pipe failure, multithreading and asynchronous I/O

    Worked for me with 10.3 on Win32.
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    I think an incorrectly spelled name like autorization would qualify as an invalid header name. Also, just because you have an access token or refresh token, doesn't mean you made a request using an authorization header yet, as those required for bearer tokens. It is very common to use query parameters as part of a URI path to obtain the access and refresh token on OAuth implementations.
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    You spelled authorization wrong and it won't work otherwise.
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    ANN: Find leaks in Delphi and C++ with Deleaker

    Been experimenting with it myself and there are things I like. I will give a full report on it once they address some things I reported.
  6. The example I made is trivial. It expands a queue, so the size of the leak is directly proportional to the number of records you en-queue. Even if you destroy the queue, the leak persists. I am aware of RegisterExpectedMemoryLeak function. The call stack shows the problem comes from the Collections.TListHelper.InternalSetCapacity in Delphi's collections unit, that eventually calls the ReallocMem routine: LeakExample.exe!@ReallocMem$qqrrpvi Line 4900 004070b8 LeakExample.exe!DynArraySetLength$qqrrpvpvipi Line 35920 + 0x5 bytes 0040c466 LeakExample.exe!Generics.Collections.TListHelper.InternalSetCapacity Line 4489 + 0x9 bytes 004eb6f1 In the example I provided the actual collection is a queue of records that is created and destroyed. However when the queue grows, FastMM internally calls FastReallocMem to expand and internally determines it's a large block reallocation. If I simply redirect the ReallocMem routine back to SysReallocMem inside of FastMM, everything deallocates properly. Like you said, it could be a flaw in this tool, but the problem doesn't happen with Delphi's built in memory manager. It also doesn't happen if I change FastMM's source to simply call SysReallocMem immediately upon calling FastReallocMem. It also doesn't happen with numerous other data types, just collections, specifically queues of records.
  7. Attached is the smallest example I could make of a leak (it leaks roughly 1MB) that only occurs in FastMM4 (latest edition) with FullDebugMode disabled but does not occur with the default memory manager of Delphi 10.3. To test it, just compare it with FastMM4 commented/uncommented in the .dpr. You will need some external leak analysis tool like this one, for example, https://www.deleaker.com I honestly would like to understand what is happening here because I have also used FastMM over the years in numerous projects, but I found a few issues like this one and a couple of others related to reference counted interface de-allocations. Note: I am aware that FastMM4's leak checker doesn't show any leaks, but like I said previously, I don't trust it to analyze itself. LeakExample.zip
  8. Out of curiosity, what are you all using to determine you are leaking or not? Let's assume we ignore System.pas related things. Have you compared the results of a tool like the Deleaker using the base memory manager with a large project vs. Deleaker with FastMM4 enabled (without full debug mode) or any other memory manager?
  9. In my experience and tests, the latest FastMM4 has various leak related issues, some of them are quite bad with the newer versions of Delphi that don't exist with the built-in memory manager which is also a subset of FastMM. Most of the memory managers haven't been actively worked on in years and I doubt their ability to properly handle many scenarios.
  10. Interesting article, thanks for sharing it
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    TIdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL and TLS 1.3 ?

    Some thoughts on OpenSsl 1.1.1....We recently finished porting the OpenSsl 1.1.1a headers to Delphi for all platforms (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and Linux, 32 and 64-bit where appropriate) and may write an article for our grijjy blog on that sometime soon. The challenge is building in a way that works for each Delphi platform, which we also did in the process. Deploying OpenSsl with your app in a way that is uniform for all platforms but does not interfere with legacy OpenSsl that is sometimes part of the OS is also a challenge. The libraries for LibSsl and LibCrypto often cause dynamic linking issues on POSIX platforms when they attempt to reference one another. We solved this with some creative linking that is platform specific. Also it isn't wired into Indy, because we don't use Indy internally, but it shouldn't be too hard (for someone else to do). The other challenge is TLS 1.3 isn't really completely working in OpenSsl 1.1.1 and has a few outstanding issues. You probably don't want to use TLS 1.3 at this time.
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    How to identify problem remotely

    Based upon your statement that it's the same binary but it only freezes on one machine would make me focus on a hardware issue first. Perhaps bad RAM, overheating CPU, etc. Back in the day there were hundreds of thousands of PCs with faulty capacitors from most major manufacturers and over time the capacitors failed. The result for our Delphi app was it crashed and became unstable on those machines. It took us quite some time to figure out this cause.
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    Version Control System

    GiT - don't waste your time on anything else. Lots of client choices, but most all it has such broad community support.
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    Running UnitTests for Mobile Devices

    Sorry, the code is so tightly coupled with our private code, it would take some time to decouple the pieces. We may do a blog article on this in the future on our site, blog.grijjy.com. The approach we took is to use the example ITestRunner that are included with Delphi samples and just intercept the test results and send them over the wire. You could use almost any communication library to send them, or even log them locally if you want to avoid that step.
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    Running UnitTests for Mobile Devices

    The way we do it is we created a small class to inherit from ITestListener and ITestListenerX that acts like a simple remote TCP client on the mobile device to intercept the results of the tests as they happen and a simple TCP server with a GUI on Windows using Indy that the client connects to display the tests.
  16. I was wondering if there was a Delphi source code parser that could emit YAML compatible syntax for documenting Rest/HTTP Apis? EMS server does this, http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Berlin/en/Custom_API_Documentation but I want a solution that doesn't require EMS server for regular Delphi code so I can easily target Swagger. Any ideas?
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    Objective-c Completion handler to Delphi

    Is that completion handler actually a objective-c block? If so, you need to implement it as a block. We discuss how to do this more easily from Delphi in an article we wrote on using Apple's Grand Central Dispatcher that might help, https://blog.grijjy.com/2018/05/20/using-the-apples-grand-central-dispatch-and-androids-scheduledthreadpoolexecutor-for-delphi-timers/
  18. Our new article about how to package iOS and macOS Application Extensions with your Delphi developed iOS and macOS application and interact with the Application Extension from Delphi using the Application Groups API. https://blog.grijjy.com/2018/11/15/ios-and-macos-app-extensions-with-delphi/
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    Linux Platform target - problem with linking

    It's probably that your Delphi library path has environment variables that point to this folder, but those environment variables are not working for some other reason.
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    Linux Platform target - problem with linking

    Actually it seems it cannot find librtlhelper_PIC.a. Make sure that C:\Program Files (x86)\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0\lib\linux64\debug or release is in your path.
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    Welcome to the English speaking Delphi-PRAXiS

    Glad to be here as well. I like the forums, pretty slick overall.