[fpc-devel] Re: enumerators

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Mon Nov 15 09:54:13 CET 2010

On 11/14/2010 10:12 PM, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> With regards to UTF-8 (or other MBCS) strings, what does Length(s) 
> return in these cases? IMO other functions have to be used for the 
> determination of the true character count (as opposed to the char=byte 
> count).
Of course its possible without a code table (and maybe even desirable) 
to calculate the length of an UTF-8 String in terms of Unicode 
Characters rather than in terms of bytes. But to do this the compiler 
would need to know if in this place the string is an UTF8String or an 
ANSIString. I don't know if those different types are predefined.

Maybe we will need to wait for this comfort until the "New Derlphi 
String" implementation (right now only existing in the svn) is up to speed.


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