Sep 032004

I’ve just checked in Delphi compiler support for parsing source code identifiers that contain Unicode extended characters. Chances are good that this will appear in the next release of the Delphi products. Why? Why should we allow Unicode characters in Delphi identifiers? Isn’t ASCII good enough? The first reason is that programmers want to express […]

Aug 092004

In the next release of Delphi, the compiler will support a new kind of for loop, dubbed the “” loop. A “” loop works just like a regular Delphi for loop except that you don’t have to deal with a loop index variable. If you want to run through all the strings in a collection […]

Jul 202004

In checking the incoming references to this blog over at Blogshares I noticed a new link from beyond the usual rat pack –  a link from deep in PHP space.  Curious, I followed, and found a circle of satire concerning a reflection on the 1974 book Pascal User Manual and Report by Jensen and Wirth made over at Lambda […]

Mar 022004

Delphi’s typeless var params have been mentioned a few times recently as one of the (many) new black magic bits of Delphi for .NET. Here’s how we got typeless params to work in strongly typed .NET managed code. First, let’s make sure we’re all talking about the same thing. This is a typeless var param […]