[fpc-devel] Qt, Java and Unicode support
graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 13:14:01 CET 2008
Why reinvent the wheel with all these different string types and
round-about discussions etc... Can we learn something from other
multi-platform frameworks that solved these problems ages ago! I
Google'd and couldn't even find any message thread about programmers
complaining about unicode and string issues in Qt or Java.
Take Qt as an example:
* Qt is one of the most successful programming frameworks and toolkits around
* it uses a language that doesn't even have a String type so it had
to implement it's own.
* it seems to handle conversions just find - i haven't seen a single
msg about developers complaining of such an issue.
* it runs on multiple platforms (big and small). So different system
encoding are handled just fine.
Take Java as an example:
* Also a hugely popular language and framework (despite what
Microsoft wants you to believe).
* No developers seem to complain about unicode or conversion issues.
* it runs on multiple platforms - again big or small. So different
system encodings are handled just fine.
So would it maybe help if we took a peek at what those frameworks have
done. Clearly they managed to do it right as no developers or users
are complaining! So I guess Free Pascal could learn from them and
don't have to go through the whole R&D process. Study what those two
frameworks did and apply the same thing to Free Pascal!
- Graeme -
fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit
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