Ways to prove Delphi is better than Delphi?!?!?!?

The subject sounds interesting isn't it?

I read an article on PHP with similar title. Reading the title sparked 
my interest!

I thought something like this should also exist for Delphi.

Here is the original PHP article link: http://tinyurl.com/blbky43

Hope someone will compile such a list of existing Delphi code.
3/23/2013 7:14:20 AM
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I like the "Evolving the language without Waiting for New Versions" point...

I have played with some ideas to do that in Delphi.

1- The latest one was "array of vars" (like array of const but to modify 
the values) I posted the source code in thirdpartytools.general

2- Before that, I found a way to have something like "case" for non 
ordinal types using TDictionary. It works using a class:
   TDictionaryBuilder<TKey,TValue> = class(TDictionary<TKey,TValue>)
     property NewPair[Key: TKey; Value: TValue]:
       TDictionaryBuilder<TKey,TValue> read AddNewPair; default;

If TValue is a method reference, you can use anonymous methods for each 
value.  The NewPair default property makes easier to add the values to 
the dictionary:
   Fn := StringCase
   ['SomeValue', DoThis]
   ['OtherValue', DoThat]
   ['InlinedValue', procedure (); begin

I prefer to return the Dictionary and use it several times, because the 
construction is inefficient.

3- I tested some ways to extend dynamically a class instance 
capabilities, or the capabilities of the class itself.  To extend the 
instance you need to add a point to do that in the original class (like 
a list of Extra-Properties/Interfaces).  To extend the class itself, I 
use a trick to add "virtual class properties" by Hallvard Vassbotn, 
using vmtAutoTable.
3/24/2013 5:04:25 PM
> {quote:title=Jacinto Franca wrote:}{quote}

> 2- Before that, I found a way to have something like "case" for non 
> ordinal types using TDictionary. 

Awesome - Python doesn't have a "case" statement and using a dictionary just like you describe is indeed one of the favored alternatives. :-)
3/24/2013 10:47:43 PM

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