cpstrnew branch (was Re: [fpc-devel] Freepascal 2.4.0rc1 released)

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Nov 10 22:21:48 CET 2009

In our previous episode, thaddy said:
> Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > While I think it would be best to use native encoding on all platforms as
> > much as possible, that is an opinion. However not using native encoding for
> > general processing is nuts. So we need the UTF8 type anyway.
> >
> Just to make a small point: the choice for UTF16 was made because of 
> market reasons, not technical ones. Chinese Korean, Japanese markets are 
> important for Delphi. Try to figure out how to fit that in UTF8. Just a 
> thought.

I don't think that is the reason. Codegear/Borland simply followed
Microsoft. Period. It might be a reason for Microsoft though, but that was
made way way long ago, pre 1994-5.

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