[fpc-devel] Memory consumed by strings

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Sun Nov 23 10:09:25 CET 2008

>> I am only considering in memory representation being UTF-32 (or
>> UCS-4).
> What do you mean with 'memory representation'?

That, each char in a string in memory would be 4-bytes (or more); yet, 
when saved on disk (or transmitted across the net etc.) it would be 
UTF-8 compressed. IOW, no compression applied to in-memory strings.

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