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A client wants some reporting stuff automation.
The problem... The reporting tool of their ERP system is over 15 years old
The supplier has since switched to a new format and I had to get a report viewer from... Somewhere
It's not really a problem for me though, the whole report is XML which is decent enough (as decent as XML gets anyway).
The real problem is within the report content... Pascal Script!
Actually printing a report is going to be nice, their SDK for this version is only available in... Delphi
Someone else is doing the Delphi, luckily
I didn't think I was old enough to ever witness Pascal, even if it's just its unholy script spawn.
Pascal Script looks a lot like PL/SQL and thus burns mine eyes!
I've already ordered a set of dark robes to perform my (now) nightly programming rituals.
A question for the initiated, do I need a cauldron?
It's not that there too easy PB, it's, we are good at solving them ( no arrogance intended ). I can't speak for OG but, I've been solving cryptic crosswords for fifty years or more , so I think I have a fair grasp of them - nice clue by the way
"We can't stop here - this is bat country" - Hunter S Thompson - RIP