An extension to detect memory leaks in RAD Studio 12 Athens

Today, November 7th, 2023, Embarcadero announced the availability of RAD Studio 12 Athens. This new version of RAD Studio includes a plethora of great features, including enhanced code completion and navigation in C++Builder’s IDE, an updated CLANG-based C++ compiler for Win64, and new features in the Delphi language.

We are delighted to announce that Deleaker supports RAD Studio 12 Athens!

What is Deleaker?

Deleaker is a standalone profiler and an extension for RAD Studio that assists developers in identifying and rectifying memory leaks, as well as other types of leaks, such as GDI leaks and leaks of handles and USER objects.

All you need to do is enable Deleaker in RAD Studio and begin debugging as usual. At any moment, you can capture a snapshot to review the allocated memory, GDI resources, and even specific objects. Additionally, when the process terminates, Deleaker takes a final snapshot which includes any leaks, such as resources that were not freed during runtime.

Want to see Deleaker in action? Simply download and install it from the download page.

Why is it important to fix memory leaks in Delphi?

Fixing leaks in Delphi, or any programming language, is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Memory management: Delphi applications allocate memory for objects and data structures during runtime. If memory leaks occur, it means that allocated memory is not properly freed, resulting in inefficient memory usage. Over time, this can lead to increased memory consumption and potentially cause the application to crash or slow down.
  2. Performance optimization: Memory leaks can impact the overall performance of the application. If memory is not released when it is no longer needed, it can result in excessive memory usage, leading to sluggishness, increased resource consumption, and decreased responsiveness. Fixing leaks helps optimize the performance of the application and ensures efficient memory usage.
  3. Stability and reliability: Memory leaks can cause stability and reliability issues in the application. Unreleased memory can lead to unpredictable behavior, crashes, or unexpected errors. By fixing leaks, you ensure that the application runs smoothly and reliably without encountering memory-related problems.
  4. Resource utilization: In addition to memory leaks, other types of resource leaks like file handles, database connections, or network sockets can also occur. Fixing these leaks ensures that system resources are properly released, preventing resource exhaustion and allowing other processes or applications to efficiently utilize those resources.
  5. User experience: An application with memory leaks can lead to a poor user experience. Slow response times, crashes, or erratic behavior can frustrate users and affect their perception of the application’s quality. By addressing leaks, you improve user satisfaction and maintain a positive user experience.

Overall, fixing memory leaks in Delphi (or any other language) is essential for optimizing performance, ensuring stability and reliability, conserving system resources, and delivering a positive user experience.

Deleaker to the rescue!