[fpc-devel] Memory consumed by strings

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Sun Nov 23 13:14:28 CET 2008

On 2008-11-23 14:10, Daniƫl Mantione wrote:

> Therefore, any other encoding is a waste of memory and does not gain you
> any speed. For that reason, I don't see the compiler switch from 8-bit
> processing either.

I nearly fully agree with you.

Except that, when a string constant needs to contain non-ASCI chars. 
What do we do in these cases?

> Only if you need to process characters (rather than pass them on),
> UTF-32 is a lot faster and simpler.

Yes. If I knew how to write this patch, I'd be working on it right now.

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