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Random musing: TStringList

TURBU Tech – A while back, Jim McKeeth told me (jokingly, of course) that with a TStringList and a TDataset, you can solve any programming problem.  He also likes to compare TStringList to a Swiss Army Knife, because it can do so many things.  And it sort of made me wonder.  In object-oriented philosophy, a “good” object is supposed to have a single well-defined responsibility.  But I generally see  TStringList being used for three very different things: As a list of strings, either a simple string list or occasionally as a quick-and-dirty parser by setting the DelimitedText or CommaText ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2010-02-15 01:42

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