Class Helpers On Trial

[Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes] Class helpers (introduced in Delphi 2007 2006 2005 – thanks to Chris and Bruce for the corrections) seem to be cropping up more and more frequently in suggested work-arounds or implementation approaches.  I find this worrying given that this language feature has always come with the admonition from CodeGear that it isn’t advisable to use it! So why do people seem so keen on using them, and why shouldn’t they?