[fpc-devel] Unicode support (again)

Daniël Mantione daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Wed Nov 12 12:24:46 CET 2008

Op Wed, 12 Nov 2008, schreef Bernd Mueller:

>> Unicode support in FPC? 
> Sorry for jumping in. I am not so much interested in Unicode because I mostly 
> use shortstrings and ansistrings for performance reasons. But may be it is 
> worth to look how the gcc people have solved these issues.

They didn't. C does not support strings. For any string operation 
a C programmer calls a library function. For Unicode this can be a 
Win32 API call, but also a libc call, or an iconv call. It's an unportable 


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