Perhaps apart from attributes and the significant changes in the area of RTTI in Delphi 2010, there really isn’t much in the way of “HEADLINE NEWS” in this release. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t lots to appreciate, some of it dangerously subtle.
For some reason my two most recent posts don’t seem to have been picked up by the DelphiFeeds aggregator. Apologise to anyone who found my posts by other means. I wouldn’t normally be bothered except that I thought that those two posts were worth some attention.
As is being widely reported “on the wires“, Delphi 2010 is now out in the wild. I for one am interested to know how people will receive this release so I have devised a little poll running on this site for the next few weeks. There is undoubtedly a lot of new stuff in the product as has been blogged about quite extensively over recent weeks, so I’ve started a little poll to gauge reaction in the form of purchasing (and usage) intentions.
A welcome new language feature in Delphi 2010 is the introduction of attributes, as previously found in .NET languages. However I am slightly disappointed that the language implementation is also very close to that found in C# and other .NET languages and not more in keeping with what I would consider The Spirit Of Delphi.
I don’t think it’s “news” anymore that news of the Delphi (or RAD Studio) formerly known as “Weaver” is starting to appear “on the wires”. I shall not add to the plethora of links to the links to the articles that link to the videos which you’ve no doubt seen already – you can find your way there on your own without my help. Suffice for me to give my first impressions.