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Delphi on Win32 Gets Attributes

August 18th, 2009 2 comments

News on new features in the next version of Delphi keeps coming in. So far nothing really exciting has been announced, until Delphi on Win32 gets Attributes.

Source code meta data may seem like a tiny addition but it is truly huge. The fact that Java “stole” attributes from .Net (and called them annotations) is an indicator of its importance. The greatest benefit is that it allows for language extension without extending the language, and possible use cases are endless.

For me, this feature alone is a reason to upgrade.