[fpc-devel] String and UnicodeString and UTF8Stringt

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue Jan 11 14:56:27 CET 2011

On 11 Jan 2011, at 10:47, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> Embacadero however decided otherwise and kept a wall between the 1  
> and 2
> byte types. So at least 1 and 2 byte types as basetype are different
> targets.

I'm actually not sure about that: the new ansistring type has a hidden  
"element size" field (in addition to the reference count, length and  
codepage), and from what I can see at page 10 of http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/images/38980/Delphi_and_Unicode.pdf 
, Delphi 2009's unicodestring is simply an ansistring(1200).


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