[fpc-devel] strings: a proposeal

Christian Iversen chrivers at iversen-net.dk
Sun Feb 4 03:27:17 CET 2007

On Sunday 04 February 2007 01:01, peter green wrote:
> currently there is some demand for a fast widestring type on windows and i
> suspect there will be requirements for more string types in the future.

During the creation of our project, Technetium (www.technetium.dk), we 
designed a string library that would incorporate support for not only 
widestrings, but also ansistrings, utf-8 strings, mbcs, etc - and not by 
compiling to different types, but at the /same/ time.

My programming partner, Ivo Steinmann, has done a truly excellent job 
implementing and perfecting this string library. If used right, it's also 
faster than FPC's internal strings.

We'll discuss licensing options, and try to see if we can make ready a public 
source collection for testing.

The source is directly compatible with FPC in objfpc mode, and should even 
be /somewhat/ compatible with delphi, if you remove the operator overloading. 
These overloaded operators does make the library /much/ easier to use, 

Is anyone interested in testing this?

Christian Iversen

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