Great stuff coming in the new release of Delphi. According to Danny Thorpe (Borland chief scientist) in the next release of Delphi, the compiler will support a new kind of for loop, the “for..in” loop. This *extended* version of the for loop repeats a group of embedded statements for each element in an array or an object collection. Sound like a foreach loop in C#? Even better!
Here’s the syntax:
A “for..in” loop works just like a regular Delphi for loop, except that you do not have to pre-define a loop index variable.
Here’s an example:
TdotNetLang = (Delphi, CSharp, VBNet);
TdotNetLangs = set of TdotNetLang;
procedure ForLoopTest(const NetLanguage: TTdotNetLangs);
var L: TdotNetLang;
for L in NetLanguage do
// do something with L
The new Delphi for..in syntax will support data types that the Delphi compiler knows contain multiple elements of a uniform data type: arrays (of elements), strings (of char), and even sets (of enums).