DWScript has been updated for Delphi 12 support, there are only minor changes required and they are in the DWScript repository.
On a side note, the Delphi 12 IDE definitely feels more snappy when navigating code or invoking code insight (ctrl+space) on large projects (more than 2 MLOC), which is nice!
Latest commits in the DWScript repository bring compatibility with Delphi 11.3 Alexandria.
There were very few changes required, and a couple bugs were fixed in the process. One test (stack overflow) had to be tweaked, apparently the new compiler uses more stack space, which caused one of the unit tests to fail in the “wrong “place.
All in all the 11.3 IDE and compiler appear way more stable, and AVX2/FMA support is nice… hopefully will get support in the CPU debugger as well soon 🙂
Just released the initial beta of FocusFusion to the Windows Store!
This is my first attempt at building an appx with Delphi and releasing it to the store 🙂
You can download it from the Microsoft Store.
FocusFusion is a utility for focus stacking photography. It can take a set of images captured with shallow depth-of-field and merge them together to create a single “all-in-focus” image. This allows otherwise impossible images to be made.
Periodic DWScript release 22.6.28 has been created on the DWScript GitHub.
Just downloaded and installed Delphi 11.1, and all the unit tests passed without a glitch. So I can announce that DWScript is compatible with Delphi 11.1 for Win32 and Win64! You can find links to all the Delphi 11.1 release details on Marco’s blog.
In other news, the tip of the DWScript repository is considered stable, but a round of core changes were made a few days ago. The last stable state just before the round of changes can be found in the DWScript Releases on the GitHub mirror. The next round of changes likely be able to will rip out the stack from the engine, and transition to closures.
The only change required was related to a fix of the Delphi compiler, which now properly has integer overflow checks controlled by $OVERFLOWCHECKS while they were previously controlled by $RANGECHECKS.
I also added support for the Delphi 11 dialect for binary literals (starting with %). DWScript already supported binary literals with the “0b” prefix since 2012 (as in C), I had been hoping the % symbol would not be sacrificed for this purpose, but oh well. (more…)
Just a word of warning about a recent commit that added support for nested types in DWScript.
This support is at the moment only enabled in class declarations, and very minimally tested, a lot more testing is required – and welcome 🙂 – before it can be considered safe to use, and extended to other type declarations.
The related code should only kickoff if a “type” keyword is encountered in a class declaration (which would previously be reported as an error), so the change should be innocuous to existing code.