[fpc-devel] Unicode support (again)

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Nov 11 11:12:46 CET 2008

> There will have full compatibility with old code. It quite likely FPC 
> will have a Win32 platform where string=ansistring and a WinNT 
> platform where string=unicodestring. Other platforms will be decided 
> on a case by case basis, i.e. there is little point in having 
> string=unicodestring on Dos.

Right you are, but IMHO, there should not be an explicit or implicit 
dependency on platforms in the compile process, but it the user should 
be allowed to define a set of options as he likes. Of course for any 
target platform (that might be different from the build platform) 
certain option setting will produce faster or smaller platform code than 


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