[fpc-devel] strings: a proposeal
florian at freepascal.org
Sun Feb 4 11:58:55 CET 2007
Martin Schreiber schrieb:
> On Sunday 04 February 2007 10.57, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>> peter green schrieb:
>>> if my understanding is correct this should allow all the widestrings
>>> stuff to be moved to the library and people to implement thier own
>>> string types as required (for example maybe a widestring counterpart
>>> for some system that is similar to com)
>> What's wrong with
>> tmywidestring = type array of widechar;
> - Null based index.
You can ignore the char 0?
> - mywidestring:= 'abcde'; not possible.
Why not? Overload the := operator?
> - No terminating null character.
This is a matter of implementation, i.e. the helper routines.
> - Lower performance due to nulling memory by setlength.
> - No unique check by assigning to character.
True. But maybe we should simply allow to overload  then.
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