[fpc-devel]FreePascal and AnsiStrings

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Fri Nov 7 13:25:40 CET 2003

> 1. Is the order purely incidental or is there a reason why FreePascal
> chose to use a different order than Delphi?


> 2. I know it is officially discouraged to use 'internal formats', but
> for optimization's sake, would it be safe to assume that the internal
> format for FreePascal's AnsiStrings will not change in the near
> future?

We can't promise anything on internal formats. That is also why they are
called "internal".

Also don't forget that ansistrings are not made for performance, but for
the ease of use. So optimization is IMHO not a good example to use the
internal format.

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