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  1. I have a 350+ file project that built just fine with 11.0, 11.1 and 11.1.5. Its a windows 64 bit VCL project. It has a set of unit tests (googletest) that builds under 11.2 ok. It has a small "test utlititly" that is also Win64 VCL and that too builds ok under 11.2 But when I try to compile the main project all the files compile ok but the linker fails. I get the following output which I am having trouble interpreting. Any ideas about what might cause this ? [MSBuild Error] CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984, 5): MSB4018 The "ILINK32" task failed unexpectedly. System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format. at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal) at System.Number.ParseInt64(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt) at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.ParseInt64(String value) at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.IsDefaultValue(BaseTask task) at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.AppendCommandLineSwitch(BaseTask task, CommandLineBuilder b) at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.AddOptionString(CommandLineBuilder b) at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.AddOptionString(CommandLineBuilder b) at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.GetCommandLine() at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.GetCommandLine() at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.GenerateCommandLineCommands() at Microsoft.Build.Utilities.ToolTask.Execute() at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.Execute() at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.Execute() at Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.TaskEngine.ExecuteInstantiatedTask(EngineProxy engineProxy, ItemBucket bucket, TaskExecutionMode howToExecuteTask, ITask task, Boolean& taskResult)
  2. Roger Cigol

    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    An update: it seems the real problem with my linker options was that one of the heap size settings had been entered (by me) with a leading space. It seems the MSBuild process doesn't like this. By deleting and then re-entering the numbers I removed the leading space and hence it all "sprung into life".
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    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    This problem is solved! I found that if I cleared the linker heap settings (in project | options | linker) and then tried a build the correct linker did run (so the can't create task ILINK32 error message is a bit of a red herring - the task called ILINK32 creates a call of ilink64) but it gave an "out of memory error". Entering heap sizes back in again (as per the embarcadero documentation on "linker out of memory" issues) gave me a project that links ok. OK : so not actually sure why I had to do this - but it has solved the problem.
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    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    I get the same problem with and without TwineCompile. I use TwineCompile for all C++ projects - for the clang compilers any reasonable project without TwineCompile becomes unmanageable because of the compile times.....
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    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    I have just created a new trivial Clang64 VCL project (one form, two buttons). This compiles and links ok with 11.2. When I look at the section of the build output text related to the linker it begins as follows: Linking... Target _PerformLink: Target _PerformBCCILink: d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\bin\ilink64.exe -G8 -L.\Win64\Debug;"d:\program files ie it is using the ilink64 linker. So I am pretty sure that my problem is that 11.2 is for some reason trying to link my large project using the wrong linker.... Anyone know why this might be or how I can force this to use ilink64 ?
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    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    Hi David P, Really appreciate your suggestion. Have tried doing a manual delete of all temporary folders - no different. I already use a different tempororary file for each build option (for this VCL Win64 project I only have a debug build and a release build as the two targets). You don't mention my note about "shouldn't it be using ILINK64".... Do you agree with this statement or am I wrong here?
  7. It is true: you cannot use the Classic compiler to compile GoogleTests. But there is nothing (or at least normally very little) to stop you using the Classic compiler for your main project but to use Clang32 for your unit testing project
  8. My mistake ! sorry for confusion. The correct link is.... https://cigolblog.wordpress.com/2022/05/12/using-google-tests-with-classic-compiler-projects/
  9. Hi Camilo, It is entirely possible (and maybe advantageous) to write your main (typically legacy) project using the Classic compiler but to write your unit tests using clang32 and the Google Tests framework. See https://cigolblog.wordpress.com/2022/05/12/using-google-tests-with-classic-compiler-projects/ The big advantages of using GoogleTests over DUnit are a) There is good documentation provided by Google out on the web b) it supports all commonly used unit testing techniques (including building mocks) c) if/when you move your Classic based project to Clang32 your unit tests will all still be valid / useful I've ditched DUnit completely in favour of using GoogleTests - even though many of my existing projects for customers are still based on the Classic compiler
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    code completion?

    Hi David P - can you remind me how to switch off the Code insight indexing in 11.2 - I can't find the check box " Index for C++ Insights" that is referred to on this help page: https://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Alexandria/en/Code_Insight_Reference#Error_Insight
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    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    Interesting - I seem when I successfully compile and link my GoogleTests unit tests for this project I get this line in the console output Linking... Target _PerformLink: Target _PerformBCCILink: d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\bin\ilink64.exe -G8 -L. < all my google test files are listed here> Build succeeded. 0 Warning(s) 0 Error(s) The fact that the error messages for the main project (previosuly reported) are referring to "ILINK32" makes me wonder if the 11.2 has got mixed up and is trying to call the 32 bit linker....
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    11.2 now doesn't link my Windows VCL C++ Clang64 project

    I don't know if this helps (it looks like more of the same...). The TwineCompile "console output" shows all 354 file compile ok and the resource compilation goes ok. It then reports the following for the linker error.... Done building target "MakeObjs" in project "MyProjectNameHere.cbproj". Linking... Target _PerformLink: Target _PerformBCCILink: d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: The "ILINK32" task failed unexpectedly. d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format. d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at System.Number.ParseInt64(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.ParseInt64(String value) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.IsDefaultValue(BaseTask task) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.AppendCommandLineSwitch(BaseTask task, CommandLineBuilder b) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.AddOptionString(CommandLineBuilder b) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.AddOptionString(CommandLineBuilder b) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.GetCommandLine() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.GetCommandLine() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.GenerateCommandLineCommands() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Microsoft.Build.Utilities.ToolTask.Execute() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.Execute() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.Execute() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.TaskEngine.ExecuteInstantiatedTask(EngineProxy engineProxy, ItemBucket bucket, TaskExecutionMode howToExecuteTask, ITask task, Boolean& taskResult) Done building target "_PerformBCCILink" in project "MyProjectNameHere.cbproj" -- FAILED. Done building target "_PerformLink" in project "MyProjectNameHere.cbproj" -- FAILED. Done building project "MyProjectNameHere.cbproj" -- FAILED. Build FAILED. D:\MyProjectNameHere\C code\Utility classes\Computer.cpp(348,7): C++ warning : 'GetVersionExW' is deprecated [-Wdeprecated-declarations] d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\include\windows\sdk\sysinfoapi.h(383): C++ warning : > 'GetVersionExW' has been explicitly marked deprecated here D:\MyProjectNameHere\C code\LabelPrinterPcb Thread\LabelPrinterPcbControl.cpp(967,6): C++ warning : '/*' within block comment [-Wcomment] D:\MyProjectNameHere\C code\LabelPrinterPcb Thread\LabelPrinterPcbControl.cpp(1018,18): C++ warning : '/*' within block comment [-Wcomment] d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: The "ILINK32" task failed unexpectedly. d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format. d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at System.Number.ParseInt64(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.ParseInt64(String value) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.IsDefaultValue(BaseTask task) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.Metadata.Option.AppendCommandLineSwitch(BaseTask task, CommandLineBuilder b) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.AddOptionString(CommandLineBuilder b) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.AddOptionString(CommandLineBuilder b) d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.GetCommandLine() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.GetCommandLine() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.GenerateCommandLineCommands() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Microsoft.Build.Utilities.ToolTask.Execute() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Common.BaseTask.Execute() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Borland.Build.Tasks.Cpp.ILINK32.Execute() d:\program files (x86)\embarcadero\studio\22.0\Bin\CodeGear.Cpp.Targets(3984,5): error MSB4018: at Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.TaskEngine.ExecuteInstantiatedTask(EngineProxy engineProxy, ItemBucket bucket, TaskExecutionMode howToExecuteTask, ITask task, Boolean& taskResult) 4 Warning(s) 1 Error(s) Time Elapsed 00:10:07.58 Finished Build.
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    Delphi 10.4.2 won't open a specific .PAS file

    Beta testers are not magicians (at least none of the ones I've ever met are). If you don't file an RSP it is much less likely that the bug you vaguely describe here ("problems with ctrl+click to open files") will be fixed.....Please do file an RSP.
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    Delphi 10.4.2 won't open a specific .PAS file

    That's a little lazy.... Here's the link https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-38884?jql= It would be interesting to know if the same problem exists on 11.1 - does anyone have time to check this ?
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    Delphi 10.4.2 won't open a specific .PAS file

    It would be really valuable to everyone if you could file this bug on the Embarcadero Quality Portal https://quality.embarcadero.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa
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    exceptions and static storage duration objects

    Can you give a brief sample code of the kind of thing that you think fails sometimes, even though it "works" in your brief sample. This could well be an example of doing something that C++ is allowed to use the "undefined behaviour" get out (undefined behaviour often tends to one of either "a complete crash" or "sometimes works and sometimes doesn't"
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    exceptions and static storage duration objects

    A strange question to ask. You are the person who can generate the fault you are trying to describe. So only you can really judge if the same problem exists when the correct set of circumstances are made to exist in another (eg open source) project....
  18. I would be wary here. The field defaults to read only because it is a calculated field. Why would you want to change the value (unless you are trying something very dodgy?) of a calculated field. This strikes me as the sort of thing that should ring an "alarm bell" with the question: "am I designing my code the best way ?"
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    .gitignore file for Embarcadero C++

    I can see a sample .gitignore file for Delphi at https://github.com/Embarcadero/RADStudio11Demos. But I can't find an equivalent for Embarcadero C++ projects. Does anyone know of one up there (or anywhere else) (and is it up to date to include ignoring the _astcache folder contents)?
  20. RAD Studio, C++Builder 11.1.5 is released today (15th July 2022). Can anyone find installation instructions for this ? ie do I need to uninstall RAD Studio 11.1 first and then do a complete reinstall or does the install need to go "on top" of my existing installation? I am sure this must be on the Embarcadero wwww site somewhere but I can't find it ! Send us a URL if you know better than me, please....
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    Install of RAD Studio, C++Builder 11.1.5

    I did read David's blog : I am not sure that the line you emphasise should be interpreted to mean uninstall the old version and then install the new one. I thought it means only that you don't have to worry about if you have got the other hot fixes in or not. Actually I tried to install it "over the top" of 11.1 and the installer detected the existence of 11.1 and uninstalled it (keeping registry settings) and then installed 11.1.5 - The installation went smoothly.
  22. If you have RAD Studio (ie you also have C++ Builder) then the C++ FMX header files may be useful here.... Not sure about copyright / license restrictions on their use though....
  23. I have a C++ Builder (10.4.2) Windows 64 bit VCL application (clang64). Whilst it is running I want to start an external (third party) windows 64 bit exe console application and whilst this runs to completion I want my VCL application to capture (and I will write code to process) the) text output that the third party exe file sends to "standard output". Ideally I want to do this without the user being aware that it is happening. It's easy to run an external console application in it's own shell, but how do I redirect the output from this external console application into my (already running) VCL application?
  24. Thanks Remy - as you rightly say, it's not too difficult to get the console interface working. Slightly harder to write a unit test to prove that unicode chars are handled ok. But I got there in the end. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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    C++Builder 11 - any way of compiling .PAS?

    If you want to compile Delphi you have to get RAD Studio 11.1
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