Help me understand some delphi code

Posted on 2008-06-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
I purchased some delphi code off a freelancer and he left me high and dry as far as comments. I'm not too familiar with delphi so I'm looking for some help to understand it. Can someone that is familiar with delphi comment on some of the lines of code so I can get an idea of what everything is? Did he purposely condense the code to make it hard to understand?
function Find(fname:PChar):PChar; stdcall;

type region=record x,y,cx,cy,x2,y2,dx,dy,count,e:integer; aws:double; pts:array of byte; end;

     pair=record a,b:integer; w:double; end;

var img:TImage; bitmap:TBitMap; rgb:longint; r,g,b:byte; loaded:boolean;

    text:^string; dx,dy:integer; t,tb:integer;

    bw,gs,nt,ms,fd,of1,of2,im,p,q,pth,pts:array of byte; w:array of longint;

    xf,yf:array of longint;

    ws,qws:array of double;

    x,y,x0,y0,z,dz,n,m,i,j,k,ls,s1,s2:integer; td,td2,ay,mdf,ma,aws:double; f,rf:boolean;

    minx,miny,maxx,maxy,rdx,rdy:integer; mx,my,xb,yb,xe,ye:integer;

    nrg,nregions:integer; rg,regions:array[0..99] of region;

    ids:array[0..99] of integer;

    npairs:integer; pairs:array[0..9999] of pair;

    xi,yi,xj,yj,xij,yij,s:double; tp:pair;

    sxa,sxb,sya,syb:integer; vi,vj,gix,gix2,gjx,gjx2:integer;


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Question by:JPERKS1985
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pffff. those are only declarations.
the actual code will be after a begin and before an end; and you will have more than one such pair. at least one for each function/procedure and if there are more blocks inside them then even more.

but just as a side note, I have never in my live seen a procedure with so many variables and I've been coding for over 10 years now.

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ID: 21778572
Its for a neural network. The guy sent me the code to read it and not the code to train it and create the array data for it.
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ID: 21779202
those 16 lines are everything he sent? :o
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ID: 21783416
It looks absolutely juicy... but it does absolutely nothing. We need to see a begin and end.
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dMa earned 500 total points
ID: 21788859
the definitions after formating....
function Find( fname :PChar ) :PChar ; stdcall ; // function with the result as pchar, prepared to work indied a dll


     // types definitions

     region = record                                        // region is an record

            x,y,cx,cy,x2,y2,dx,dy,count,e : integer       ; // all the variables represents an integer = 123456...

            aws                           : double        ; // all the variables represents an double  = 12.12

            pts                           : array of byte ; // undefined array of bytes



          a,b   :integer;

          w     :double;



    // Variables

    img                                   : TImage;          // holder for an image used on a form

    bitmap                                : TBitMap;         // graphic object

    rgb                                   : longint;         // long integer

    r,g,b                                 : byte;            // byte

    loaded                                : boolean;         // boolean value (true or false)

    text                                  : ^string;         // pointer to an string

    dx,dy                                 : integer;

    t,tb                                  : integer;

    bw,gs,nt,ms,fd,of1,of2,im,p,q,pth,pts : array of byte;   // undefined array of bytes

    w                                     : array of longint;// undefined array of long integer

    xf,yf                                 : array of longint;

    ws,qws                                : array of double; // undefined array of doubles

    x,y,x0,y0,z,dz,n,m,i,j,k,ls,s1,s2     : integer;

    td,td2,ay,mdf,ma,aws                  : double;

    f,rf                                  : boolean;

    minx,miny,maxx,maxy,rdx,rdy           : integer;

    mx,my,xb,yb,xe,ye                     : integer;

    nrg,nregions                          : integer;

    rg,regions                            : array[0..99] of region;  // assigned array of the record "region" with max 99 entries

    ids                                   : array[0..99] of integer; // assigned array of integer with max 99 entries

    npairs                                : integer;

    pairs                                 : array[0..9999] of pair; // assigned array of the record "pair" with max 99 entries

    xi,yi,xj,yj,xij,yij,s                 : double;

    tp                                    : pair;                   // one record "pair"

    sxa,sxb,sya,syb                       : integer;

    vi,vj,gix,gix2,gjx,gjx2               : integer;

    trg                                   : region;                 // one record "region"

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by:Geert Gruwez
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it's like he sent a box of chocolates,
but without the chocolates
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ID: 21800179
there's talk of a dll now.
A dll is compiled machine code - and is useful because multiple programming languages can just make a call to the desired part of the specified dll. But, without knowing the code inside the dll - or at least some documentation of what's inside the dll, or without even knowing what's being called in the dll ...
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by:Geert Gruwez
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i don't think it's a dll
just prepared to work in a dll with stdcall directive

any more code that actually does something

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