[Oberon] How to mimic an associative array

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Mon Dec 6 01:44:52 CET 2010

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Duke Normandin [mailto:dukeofperl at ml1.net] 
>Sent: Sunday, 5 December 2010 1:10 AM
>To: ETH Oberon and related systems
>Subject: Re: [Oberon] How to mimic an associative array
> To use Sven's method, I suppose 
>I would have to use A2 as my programming environment. Or 
>Component Pascal maybe?

If you use Component Pascal there is an excellent chance all the work has
already been done for you - all you have to do is find it. As there are
(IIRC) more than 70,000 procedures available in the Microsoft.NET v2.0
framework (an early version that I still use) that can be a challenge. 

A promising looking candidate for mimicking associative arrays is called
'NameValueCollection'. The documentation is here:


Also, John Gough released the latest version (v.1.3.10) of GPCP for .NET
just a week ago on CodePlex:


Chris Burrows

CFB Software

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