"(I have no time to quickly check this, but since not allocated with NEW, ref counted types might not be properly initialized. It is probably advisable to fillchar the arrays before using, and call finalize on all elements before deallocating)"
"Good morning Portos.
Of course you can increase this.
But I think increasing this > 2GB is critical in VP because of signed and unsigned handling problems.
2GB should be more than enough.
BUT: his type declarataion is "virtual", as it…"
"Thank you very much Stefan !
I will try to use/test this soon, after I get rid of the actual emergency, wich kills me.
For now, I've increased the hardware capabilities and working with smaller pieces one time. Temporary emergency sollution.
"Hi Portos and everyone else.
Since this thread is going on since almost one month I thought I should check out the problems
discussed myself and add my thoughts and findings.
First of all, I also appreciate the presence of Marco around here or the…"
"The current effort is to include the (numerous) fixes that people have done to the RTL since the last release, and fix a couple of small bugs.
It is not possible to add dynamic arrays to the list of VP features, I am afraid.
I think you should…"
"As said before, dynamic arrays need compiler support, which is not within the scope of the current efforts, which is about library fixes only. Stuff that needs fundamental compiler changes is simply several magnitudes more work and difficult. (also…"
"As you suggested, I go to see the TObject and his descendants. The descendants I can use are string type.
I can't figure if can be used with ansistrings.
Also I see the max number of elements is maxlongint div 16 (hope not looked in the wrong…"
"Compilled result size is not so important. I see sysutils add the about 100Kb extras. Usually I have about 50 small apps roundly 30Kb each in VP. Somehow found it weird (misconfig of FPC for sure) to get results over 100Kb (done long time ago,…"
"First, my smallest stick is 1GB. Second, the size of a default (or even maximal) install is a bit unfair.
So you need to try to judge by what you really need. And for FPC that is at least the bin (12MB) and units/i386-win32/rtl (10MB). This can be…"
"Can be a solution for all the VP lovers to start contribute to FPC IDE.
Else, VP will go one day to the museum, no succesors alive.
I can be the "maid/doorman/beautifier helper" as I can't have high level contributions."
Much too verbose.
Filled with huge workspace for GUI applications I will never use for my console compilations.
I manipulate data, doesn't matter if the screen is black.
If you can reccomend me a way to remove all GUY related…"
"I absolutely agree with you, Marco, and your presence here is appreciated.
We're all just trying to do what is best, with the realization that the number of people who can and want to contribute is small.
One of the good things about the fact…"
"Well, lets first state that there is nothing wrong with using VP. The whole point of this thread is that while it might not be bad, it might be worthwhile to invest in whatever you plan to use after VP. And FPC is the most logical candidate."
"You give me hope.
Are my general IDE "requests" weird to your opinion, as you worked also with VP ?
Do you know other IDE able to do this ? I've found few, some with sources but less even the built-in IDE.
The differences between VP…"
"It started when you asked for enhancements to VP and heard they are not scheduled for VP, and not likely to happen. You yourself had already indicated that FPC does have these features, and life in it, but there the FPC IDE is imperfect.
"If I has the knowledge to alter the VP or FPC code, my problem was solved without the need to post asking help.
I am a simple user, small programmerm many years satisfied by BP7, fully satisfied by VP. My knowledges cover <1/4 of the basic…"
"Contacted the FPC lists, received replies from some of the devellopers.
My intuition was correct.
The IDE is not improved anymore and they don't know better alternative IDE.
They only update and fix the integrated compiler and debugger the last…"