[fpc-pascal]Delphi "9" language features...

Dean Zobec dezobec at tin.it
Thu Aug 12 19:56:29 CEST 2004

Matt Emson wrote:

>Exactly, which is why I prefer the idea Borland has gone for. The STL is not
>a good idea.	
Delphi doesn't have a decent containers library. TObjectList is derived 
from TList instead as being designed as a wrapper (if Borland had read 
the Danny Thorpe's book they would not implement it this way :-). 
TStringList is a cute class (I like it very much) and is an swiss army 
knife for Delphi, but nothing more, there are cases where other 
containers could do better.
Where are Hash Tables, B-Trees, etc?  A simple interface for lists is 
not an innovation IMHO.
Ciao, Dean

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