[fpc-devel] CompactSysutils part of RTL

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Oct 15 09:10:21 CEST 2007

> Op Mon, 15 Oct 2007, schreef L:
> > 
> > I'm sure we can work together to get this unit shipped with FPC..
> > RTL or FCL? or wherever FPC team thinks it would be nice.
> I'm not in favour of this. Suppose I don't want to use sysutils.
> * For inttostr, floattostr I can use val, and str for strtoint, 
>   strtofloat.
> * strpas, strpcopy and friends I can find in the strings unit
> * ansi* in your unit use plain ASCII, so I can just as well use < and > 
>   operators
> * uppercase/lowercase I can find in the system unit as well. I can use 
>   your ones for extended ASCII, but only if I manually initialize the 
>   table and single byte character sets only.
> * Comparemem, Comparestr has equivalents in the system unit as well.

Neither am I. And this would only be the start of more minimalism. I also
don't buy the CGI argument, and real embedded users probably want to cut
down more than just sysutils.

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