You want to do amateur or power-level computing? Then there is no other choice than Windows! Period.
As a Windows user you don't have to spend tons of a money for a Mac PC (sorry Mac guys but Mac is nothing else than an expensive PC now) and you don't have to waste time on forums to learn how install stuff.
All that Linux/Mac can offer you can get on Windows and get is better.
I spent many years working with Linux but it was always only my second choice.
Sorry Linux friends, but I said it.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Delphi compiler crash because of faulty DPR code
Recently I wanted to test some things and I wanted to comment some of the units used in my project, in the DRP file. Unfortunately, I forgot to close the comment (close bracket}) so I commented too much code in that DPR. As soon as I compiled the project I got an access violation in module dcc70.dll.
After a while I figured out the problem and closed the comment. Yes, instead of showing there is a problem in the code, the compiler just AVed. Delphi compiler is very happy since I fixed the comment.
I seems this also can appear when you have invalid code in the top of the unit (in the INTERFACE section) or when you have strange programming errors (also typos) in code.
Other people reported problems with code like this:
system.Val(sn,xx,err); // this caused the AV problem !!!