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Issue 4.5

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Basic Data Structures, Part II

Discovering the Dictionary

Issue: 4.5 (May/June 2006)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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In the previous issue I introduced the concept of data structures and demonstrated several kinds -- a string, an array of string, and custom classes -- and explained the advantages and disadvantages of each. In today's lesson we'll continue to explore kinds of data structures, beginning with an exploration of RB's dictionary object.

The Dictionary Object

One of REALbasic's best-kept secrets is its awesome dictionary class. A dictionary is a bit of a weird beast and as such scares off many beginners, but it is one of the best data structures available.

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