[fpc-devel] UnicodeString and RTL

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 17:31:02 CET 2008

On 11/20/08, Michael Schnell <mschnell at lumino.de> wrote:
> > UnicodeString (the type in FPC 2.3.1) is a UTF-16
> > type,
> >
>  I was not aware that there is a type with this name. Why does it exist ?
> WideString that is not Unicode does not make much sense.

I'm new to this, but as far as I understand, WideString is for
backward compatibility on Windows olestr type. It's not reference
counted. Whereas UnicodeString type is reference counted on all

  - Graeme -

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