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Why my open, save and compile doesn't work and sometimes work. I patched my delphi 4 to 4.01, i still get the weird message when i exit delphi. Do i need the patch delphi 4.01 to 4.02.
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What message?
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Runtime error 216

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by:Yoni
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I haven't encountered this bug but the only way you can deal with any bugs in delphi is having the most updated version. That is downloading any service pack for Delphi released by Borland
Try it
Yoni
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Llysander earned 40 total points
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Area: compiler\delphi\code generation\optimization
You need to upgrade to SP2.  See fixes document below.

Reference Number: 473 (Published: 10/28/98)

Status: Fixed in Version 4 Update Pack 2
Date Reported: 8/18/98

Severity: Commonly Encountered

Type: Crash

Problem:

The Delphi 3.02 linker is a bit too clever when
removing symbols.

It also has a severe code generation bug (the
compiler may be involved
too - I just don't care, since the net effect is the
same)

In a nutshell, if one tries to FLD (BASM) data that
has been declared
using the absolute directive, then bad code is
generated. This will
make the application crash at runtime with access
violations.

You will get an access violation (in this case a
Runtime Error 216,
otherwise an exception EAccessViolation) on
execution of

    fld test1

This is because the first few lines of assembler code
look like this


  fld test1
0052768C:  DD0502504A30 FLD QWORD PTR
[+02504A30]

  fld test2

00527692:  DD0500528884 FLD QWORD PTR
[+00528884]


[my applications are always based at $500000]
 

First result:
-------------
  Clearly [+02504A30] looks a bit like garbage (and
it is plain
  wrong, of course)... This explains the crash, since
$2504A30
  is way beyond reach for this application.


Second result:
--------------
   Run the code as shown above up to the first FLD
(breakpoint
   or single-step).

   Have tooltip expression or "Evaluate" tell you
that:
      test1  -- > "Symbol was eliminated by linker"
 
 

"Touching" the Constant variable, e.g. Constant[1]
:= 0;, does
apparently make the linker sort of include "test1",
but does _NOT_
remove the crash (!).

Even worse, touching the Test1 variable, e.g.
Test1 := 0;, does not
change this behaviour, either.

The only solution to this problem is to have the
absolute declaration
turned around, e.g.

  Test3: double = 0;
  Constant2: array[1..8] of byte absolute Test3;
Steps:

Found on the delphi.basm newsgroup:

{$A+,B-,C+,D+,E-,F-,G+,H+,I+,J+,K-,L+,M-,N+,O+,P
+,Q+,R+,S-,T+,U-,V+,W-,X+,Y+,Z1}
unit TestMe;

interface

implementation

var
  Constant: array[1..8] of byte;

  Test1: double absolute Constant;
  Test2: double = 0;

procedure RunMe;
asm
  fld test1
  fld test2

  fstp st(0)
  fstp st(0)
end;

initialization

  RunMe;

end.

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Thanks to Llysander and all of you by answered to my question.

mhieta
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