Back in episode 2 Nick Hodges told us to learn the latest features of .NET since the future version of Delphi for .NET will have full support of all .NET features. Instead of learning C# or VB.NET, we can use Oxygene by RemObjects. In this episode we talk with marc hoffman of RemObjects about Oxygene – the surprisingly complete Object Pascal implementation for .NET.
Also a note about last week’s episode: In addition to all the great information on using generic collections, I also had asked our guest, Julian Bucknall, some questions about the implementation of the TDictionary class. Julian did not write this class, nor did he heavely research the code. He did tell me how he understood it worked. Well it turns out he a missunderstood some of the implementation details. Barry Kelly, the author of that class added some comments on the show notes for that show. Check those comments out for a correction on the implementation of the generic TDictionary in Delphi 2009.