[fpc-devel] Unicode resource strings

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Aug 20 15:51:59 CEST 2012

In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
> Yes, I gave FPC 2.7.1 the benefit of the doubt... And what did my
> little experiment prove? That FPC is not nearly compatible enough with
> even a D2009 project - that's a Delphi version that is 4 years old,
> and within a month superseded by yet another new Delphi version.
> Year-on-Year the "delphi compatibility" is getting more and more
> outdated. So stop drumming about the "delphi compatibility" when it
> doesn't exist, other to a 10 year old obsolete Delphi version.

A nice example of Creative measuring.

FPC 2.6.0 of last januari has mostly 2006-2007 features. And D2009 is a
landmark, version, the first one to major break compatibility in a decade
with many very major features.  (unicode is just one of them), so it is
logical that will take more than a year.

(2.6.0 branched off just over an year ago)

> And even with your "delphi compatibility" drumming, nobody is moving
> to FPC from Delphi any more, now that Delphi is again seeing some
> development work being done by its latest owner

I have no idea where you base this on.

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