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Is there any sort of a mapping data type in Delphi?

Mar 2nd, 2000 17:29
Sean Blakey,


The closest thing I have found to a mapping data structure (like a Lisp 
Property List or a Python Dictionary or a Perl Associative Array) is 
the TStringList class.  If you add string to this list in the form 
"name=value" you can access the values through the "Values" property.  
For example:
my_list := TStringList.Create();
my_list.Append("1=One");
my_list.Append("2=Two");
ShowMessage(my_list.Values["2"]);
Apparently this functionality was kludged in to ease the parsing 
of .ini files.