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  1. Hello all, I'm stumbling on an unexpected generics-related problem here (Delphi XE). I'm trying to implement a backward-running enumerator for a generic tList<T>. I believe I did everything correctly but still the enumerator runs forward unless I make a modification that really shouldn't be necessary. TYPE tListEnumReversed<T> = CLASS(tEnumerator<T>) PROTECTED fowner: tlist<T>; fListIndex: integer; FUNCTION DoGetCurrent: T; OVERRIDE; FUNCTION DoMoveNext: Boolean; OVERRIDE; PUBLIC CONSTRUCTOR Create(owner: tlist<T>); END; tListReversed<T> = CLASS(tlist<T>) PROTECTED FUNCTION DoGetEnumerator: tEnumerator<T>; OVERRIDE; END; CONSTRUCTOR tListEnumReversed<T>.Create(owner: tlist<T>); BEGIN fowner := owner; fListIndex := owner.count; END; FUNCTION tListEnumReversed<T>.DoGetCurrent: T; BEGIN Result := fowner[fListIndex]; END; FUNCTION tListEnumReversed<T>.DoMoveNext: Boolean; BEGIN Result := fListIndex > 0; IF Result THEN Dec(fListIndex); END; FUNCTION tListReversed<T>.DoGetEnumerator: tEnumerator<T>; BEGIN Result := tListEnumReversed<T>.Create(Self); END; This is the code I used for testing: ... Var t:tListReversed<Integer>; i:integer; begin t:=tListReversed<Integer>.Create; t.Add(1); t.Add(2); t.Add(3); For i in T do memo1.lines.add(inttostr(i)) t.free; end; The weird thing is, the code runs correctly if I make the following change.... And I have literally no idea why that is the case! As far as I can see, the base class tEnumerable<T> already has a method GetEnumerator which should call my overridden virtual Method DoGetEnumerator. What am I missing here ??? tListReversed<T> = CLASS(tlist<T>) PROTECTED FUNCTION DoGetEnumerator: tEnumerator<T>; OVERRIDE; PUBLIC FUNCTION GetEnumerator: TEnumerator<T>; END; ... function tListReversed<T>.GetEnumerator: TEnumerator<T>; begin result:=DoGetEnumerator; end;
  2. I want to recursively walk the properties of MyVar: TMyOuterType - but the Items list may be empty. How can I walk the base element type of Items, i.e. TMyType - when I have no instance data? type TMyType = class public property One: string; property Two: string; end; TMyType2 = class(TMyType) public property Two: string; end; TMyType3 = class(TMyType2) public property Three: string; end; TMyTypeArray = TArray<TMyType>; // i.e. polymorphic TMyOuterType = class public property Items: TMyTypeArray; end; var MyVar: TMyOuterType;
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