[fpc-devel] RTTI and Attributes in Delphi 2010

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Aug 16 11:45:45 CEST 2009

On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> 2009/8/16 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:
>> Website not accessible. Can you give us the gist of what is so interesting ?
> Weird. Anyway, I placed the web page content in a OpenDocument Text
> format available at:
> http://opensoft.homeip.net/~graemeg/rtti_and_attributes.odt
> Hope that helps.

It does, thank you.

However, it's not so spectacular: 
Attributes are simply old .NET stuff they ported to Win32. 
Seems they had to use a workaround through an attribute class.

I never understood the need for it. RTTI is more than enough
for 99.99% of the cases.


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