[fpc-devel] ref.tex documentation mistake

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Feb 9 10:38:07 CET 2010

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> I updated my fpcdocs repository from r625 (pre 2.4.0 release) to r634 (post
> 2.4.0 release), but still found a bug in documentation and missing
> information related to FPC 2.4.0
> 1) Wrong Information:
> -----------[ ref.tex line 1340 ]-------------------------
> \subsection{WideStrings}
> \index{Widestring}\index{Types!Widestring}\index{Types!Reference counted}
> \keywordlink{Widestring}
> Widestrings (used to represent unicode character strings) are implemented
> in much
> the same way as ansistrings: reference counted, null-terminated arrays,
> only they
> are implemented as arrays of \var{WideChars} instead of regular \var{Chars}.
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> WideString is not reference counted on all platforms. On Windows it is
> _not_ reference counted as far as I know. This is done to be compatible
> with COM string type behaviour.
> 2) Missing information:
> Under "Character Types", there is no documentation on the new type
> "UnicodeString". To add to this, UnicodeString is exactly the same as
> WideString _except_ that it IS reference counted on all platforms.

It was already on my TODO list for 2.4 (together with resources), 
but I didn't get around to it.


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