Re: Clean up after you!

From: Bruce Roberts (ber_at_bounceitattcanada.xnet)
Date: 09/01/04


Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 09:33:41 -0400


"J French" <erewhon@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:413594a6.8333825@news.btclick.com...

> Oddly this is one of the few cases where VB got it right and Delphi
> got it wrong - the VB 'With' is restricted to /one/ explicit
> Object/Record and '.' has to precede the 'with-ed' variables

I think there is room for improvement in the VB approach, especially in the
Delphi context. Allow for temporary aliasing similar to the On statement,
e.g.

    with src : someObject, dst : someOtherObject do . . .

I'm not a huge fan of aliases in general but temporary ones do have the
advantage of very limited scope.