Talk:GolfmlClass

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InitOK

(Note: have not looked at the actual implementation) Hi - in your example you show this for creating the class:

GolfmlClass:=TGolfMLClass.Create; 
If NOT GolfmlClass.InitOK then Halt;

Why the need to call InitOK? Would it make sense for the TGolfMLClass constructor to call InitOK by itself?

Then perhaps the entire InitOK procedure can be moved to a private procedure, leaving just the Reset code for an end user to use...

Thanks, --BigChimp 08:37, 27 May 2014 (CEST)

-> InitOK and Reset both call a protected method that sets up the arrays and (unnecessarily) sets zero values to lots of private variables.

-> At the time of writing, I didn't know that fpc's Create method initialises all variables and arrays automatically. It's a one-line edit to call prot_InitOK in the create method, but I have left the code 'as-is' so that the programmer can verify the class has initialised properly via a return value (which Constructors lack) I agree it's a bit old-school :)

-> golfml is a clever open XML schema which has failed to 'take off' with golf application developers - AFAIK there is no other. --Torrenter