[fpc-devel] Re: Unicode support (again)
mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Nov 11 10:35:10 CET 2008
> Yes. In D2009 String is UTF16String and Char is WideChar, sizeof(Char)=2.
> I personally do not like this solution.
IMHO FPC could do this in and "Delphi 20089 string compatibility" mode.
But it should be configurable to use other ways (e.g. (a) String =
WideString but have it counted in characters ("code points") and offer
additional functions for speedy subcode ("code units") counting behavior
or (b) String = UTF8String, counted in characters ("code points") and
offer additional functions for speedy subcode ("code units") counting
behavior), or (c) String = ANSIString old school behavior, or (d) String
= UCS2 coded WideString.
In any case IMHO the compiler should know the difference between the
types UTF8String and locale-depending ANSIString (and maybe between the
WideString types UTF16String and UCS2String), so that conversion can be
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