[fpc-devel] Memory consumed by strings

listmember listmember at letterboxes.org
Sat Nov 22 22:05:43 CET 2008

Is there a way to determine how much memory is consumed by strings by a 
running application?

I'd like to know this, in particular, for FPC ana Lazarus --to begin with.

And, the reason I'd like to know this is this: Whenever I suggest that 
char size be increased to 4, the idea gets opposed on the grouds that it 
will need huge memory --4 times as much.

There's of course some merit in that arguement, but I have no idea what 
it is '4 times' of.

This is not very engineer-like --it being unmeasured.

Can anyone suggest a way to measure the memory load caused by strings?

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