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  1. Be careful, the above code is NOT thread safe. If you have multiple threads using the same logger you'll end up crashing said thread due to unhandled exception in the exception handler or simply corrupting your log file. It's good for single threaded applications, though. Edit: Having a second look I'd vote against this method in general. If you know you will dump everything in a file no matter what it's better to write to that file and read it back all up if you want to display it in the UI. This way you are simply wasting resources, especially if your log file grows large. Also, appending to a memo has it's performance penalty which is extremely painful if items are arriving rapidly.
  2. aehimself

    Convert C# function to delphi

    Got the same result as @Kas Ob. when building a JSON object and using my custom hasher: procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject); Var s256: TAESHA256Hasher; tb: TBytes; json: TJSONObject; begin s256 := TAESHA256Hasher.Create; Try json := TJSONObject(TJSONObject.ParseJSONValue(Memo1.Text)); SetLength(tb, json.EstimatedByteSize); SetLength(tb, json.ToBytes(tb, 0)); tb := s256.HashOf(tb); ShowMessage(TNetEncoding.Base64.EncodeBytesToString(tb)); Finally FreeAndNil(s256); End; end; Ps: I know I'm leaking json. So either the example is wrong or they are not parsing the document as we think (I also tried removing the opening and closing braces so only the body is processed - no luck).
  3. While digging in the depths of a legacy application I was shocked to see that a binary data received through the network is stored and handled as a String. And it works. Imagine the following code: procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject); Var tb: TBytes; s: String; begin tb := TFile.ReadAllBytes('C:\temp\Project1.exe'); SetLength(s, Length(tb)); Move(tb[0], s[1], Length(tb)); // If CompareMem(@tb[0], @s[1], Length(tb)) Then ShowMessage('Contents are the same'); TFile.WriteAllText('C:\temp\project2.exe', s, TEncoding.Default); end; Fails. Produces the same amount of bytes, but it doesn't work. However, just by introducing a string casting: procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject); Var tb: TBytes; s: String; ans: AnsiString; begin tb := TFile.ReadAllBytes('C:\temp\Project1.exe'); SetLength(ans, Length(tb)); Move(tb[0], ans[1], Length(tb)); s := String(ans); TFile.WriteAllText('C:\temp\Project2.exe', s, TEncoding.Default); end; output executable is... well, executable. My bet is on some pointer magic Delphi is doing in the background, but can someone please explain WHY this works?!
  4. aehimself

    Find exception location from MAP file?

    I just want to make sure my logic is correct here. I built a really simple test, see .dpr and the generated .map file attached. I used this method to extract method addresses. Stack trace was as following: $0000000000429A84 $0000000000425327 $0000000000425C1B $000000000040A5C6 $000000000040A601 $0000000000429BE5 $0000000000429C0D $0000000000429C2D $0000000000429C82 $00007FFD09E97034 $00007FFD0A7A2651 Now, from each address I substracted image base ($400000) and $1000, which resulted the following relative addresses: $28A84 $24327 $24C1B $95C6 $9601 $28BE5 $28C0D $28C2D $28C82 $7FFD09A96034 $7FFD0A3A1651 In the map file "Address - Publics by name" section I looked for the address which is the closest but below each relative address. This gives me the method names. In the map file "Line numbers for xxx" section I searched for the exact relative address. This gives me the line numbers, if any. Based on the above approach my reconstructed stack trace is the following: StackTrace.GetExceptionStackInfo ( StackTrace:44 ) System.SysUtils.Exception.RaisingException ( ??? ) System.SysUtils.ExceptHandler ( System.SysUtils:23574 ) ??? ( System.pas:22018 ) ??? ( System.pas:22108 ) Project1.Three ( Project1:14 ) Project1.Two ( Project1:19 ) Project1.One ( Project1:24 ) Project1.Project1 ( ??? ) ??? ??? It resembles what went on, but I have some missing information which I was unable to find. I have two questions... is this the way to reconstruct the call stack from a map file? And if yes, how I can find the missing information? Project1.zip
  5. TWSocket also implements this, you can call it by WSocket1.MessagePump.
  6. Wtf...? Btw I never experienced random crashes of my applications, not one since Windows 2000. I mean of course I did, but all of them was the fault of my code, not the OS silently attempting to kill it. And I would be REALLY surprised if it was true (especially now since Embarcadero / Idera has MS links if I'm not mistaken).
  7. aehimself

    Delphi and Azure DevOps?

    We do have this combination at work. SCM is Git, client is written in Delphi, server is written in C#. Recently changed the process to use MSBuild to compile the Delphi project too. Works like a charm.
  8. They could use this information combined with the location to show "There are redhead / brunette / etc coders in your area" popups
  9. You are completely right, I should have answered 哦□� That should have helped the devs to find out that there is nothing wrong with their input encoding 🙂
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    Getting Exception stack trace in 2021

    I had ~2 releases with DebugEngine, then I switched back to MadExcept. It's stack traces are less messed up when packed with UPX. I'd personally prefer DebugEngine as it is not installing hooks (thus - not having the issues I mentioned) getting stack traces is it's main purpose. Performance wise - you won't feel a difference tbh. None of these tools will make your application less stable or significantly slower.
  11. aehimself

    Getting Exception stack trace in 2021

    I gave DebugEngine a try and it is very good. Sometimes it provides stack traces strange (method where exception happened, two inner methods of DebugEngine and then the real stack trace) but it's really easy to install and use. It is also unaffected by the two issues I have with MadExcept (TThread.FatalException and Exception.InnerException is rendered useless). It comes with a utility to attach the map (or it's own compressed smap) format to the .EXE itself, however the final executable is larger than with MadExcept (guess the .map compression is not that advanced in DebugEngine than in MadExcept). I don't have much experience with JclDebug... I tried it once, and I disliked every bit of it. Only to be able to see stack traces I had to include ~30 extra files in my project and the stack traces were not accurate.; so I gave up on it. If you can fit into the free usage conditions of MadExcept I'd say go with that. Otherwise, DebugEngine (or a license for MadExcept) would be my choice. P.s.: keep in mind that also MadExcept and DebugEngine is known to have stack issues if the .exe is packed with UPX.
  12. This question is way too broad to be able to be answered correctly. In general, have Try..Except blocks. What you do inside the exception handler completely depends on the kind of application you are writing. If you don't want your application to crash / misbehave after an exception happened you have to make sure you "reset it to a default state". Roll back transactions, close datasets, free up objects, closing TCP connections, etc. You might want to make a note of it too for debugging purposes so write details to a log file and let your user know that something went south. It's also good to have stack traces so look into MadExcept / DebugEngine - both are really easy to install and can be used for free - with restrictions of course.
  13. aehimself

    What is the correct approach to "phone home"?

    Off: leaving my like because of hMailServer 🙂
  14. aehimself

    What is the correct approach to "phone home"?

    #3. You might also want to look into WebDav. That way you simply can copy the file without any additional code (what you have to maintain) on the webserver.
  15. Thank you for the explanation, it all makes sense now. I don't really need workarounds; if this area will be touched it will be properly changed instead to use a hack-of-a-hack... Don't get me wrong - I know this should not be done because it won't work; this is why I was this surprised that it does in our case. The sole purpose of this topic was for me to understand why it does, when it should not 🙂
  16. Update: wrong. #0s are not present. Var ss: TStringStream; s: TStream; tb: TBytes; begin ss := TStringStream.Create('Árvíztűrő tükörfúrógép'); Try s := ss; SetLength(tb, s.Size); s.Read(tb, Length(tb)); ShowMessage(TEncoding.Default.GetString(tb)); Finally FreeAndNil(ss); End; Lossy conversion as you mentioned, though.
  17. Not most likely, it does. Was Delphi 6 or 7, way before I joined the company. I know, this is why I was really surprised that it actually works like this. We are just lucky with our locale it seems 🙂 First one was only a demonstration; I knew it won't work. I found it strange that the output byte count is the same as the input (because of the double size as you pointed out) though. Guess I was lucky with the random choice of exe. So if I get it right... we read the binary data, doubling it's size as we pad each character with a #0 during AnsiString -> String conversion? The real code is creating a TStringStream out of this and passing it as a parameter of a method, which is expecting a stream. That method will access the contents with .Seek and .Read I suppose. I didn't test this, but am I safe to assume that this would include the extra #0s, causing the binary data to be corrupted?
  18. aehimself

    Client Data Set FILTER

    A long time ago I found this document, which shows the power of the .Filter property of DataSets. However it is Zeos-referenced I doubt that majority (or all) will not work on a regular dataset component. Feel free to take a look: ZeosLib - Browse /documentation at SourceForge.net and download zExpression.pdf.
  19. aehimself

    Client Data Set FILTER

    Are you sure CONTAINING and STARTS are valid filter keywords? I'd try UPPER(ITEMNAME) LIKE ''' + SearchText + '''' instead.
  20. Holy crap this is awesome! Imagine shrinking this to a hardware key 😄
  21. Hello, I'm wondering how it is possible to achieve. Let's say I have an object: TMyObject = Class(TObject) strict private _status: String; strict protected Property Status: String Read _status Write _status; End; All fine, but how can I publish the same, Status property as public, read-only? In theory I could do (untested, only theory)... TMyObject2 = Class(TMyObject) strict private Function GetStatus: String; public Property Status: String Read GetStatus; End; Function TMyObject2.GetStatus: String; Begin Result := inherited Status; End; and from within TMyObject2's descendants I could say inherited Status := 'MyStatus'; to set the status. Now, can it be achieved that from within the thread I simply say Status := 'MyStatus' and everyone else can access this as a read-only property from the outside?
  22. I'm aware of workarounds. I'm interested if the original one can be achieved.
  23. If it would be, it would be a pretty weak attempt, wouldn't it? 😉