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September 29, 2011

64-bit Basm with Delphi XE2


After a long time without posting in this blog, I decided it was about time.

I was trying the new Delphi XE2, to see if there was anything really useful and worthwhile on it. To my surprise, Delphi XE2 is the product to change the route to dead that Delphi was following.

I and thousands of others always thought that was not worthwhile to upgrade from Delphi 5 or Delphi 7, unless we prefer bloated, slower and more buggy programs.

Well, things appear to be changing. Delphi XE2 is excellent value, particularly if you were waiting for the long promised 64-bit compiler.

Not that Delphi XE2 is bug free, not that its documentation is good (it is terribly bad), not that it has a good price (it is extremely expensive, namely for Europeans. Embarcadero, Microsoft and many other American companies suck for the price differentiation – and I am not talking about VAT).

Anyway, because Delphi XE2 brings somethig new, I rolled up my sleeves and wrote an article about BASM for 32-bit and 64-bit Delphi. Read it!

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