Obscure (. .) syntax – Delphi #132


Do you have a keyboard without square brackets? Knowing this alternative won’t stop you from using arrays.

Back in the old days – well before Delphi, there were keyboards without square brackets, which could have meant writing pascal would be difficult – so they provided an alternative. Also check out this post for more hidden features in the Delphi language

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