[fpc-devel] Unicode in the RTL (my ideas)

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Wed Aug 22 02:01:09 CEST 2012

Martin Schreiber schrieb:
> Am 21.08.2012 12:52, schrieb Hans-Peter Diettrich:
>> The good ole Pos() can do that, why search for more complicated
>> implementations?
>> You still try to use old coding patterns which are simply inappropriate
>> for dealing with Unicode strings. Why make a distinction between
>> searching for a single character or multiple characters, when it's known
>> that one character can require multiple bytes or words in UTF-8/16?
> I wrote "known German characters" and "known Chinese symbols of the BMP" 
> for example character constants. If you want to read some examples of 
> problems with utf-8 especially for pupils and Pascal beginners read the 
> German Lazarus Forum or freepascal.ru. Why should we design programming 
> so that it complicates the work for them? Anyway, I don't care, do what 
> you want but please implement Unicode resource strings in FPC compiler.

You still miss the point. Why deal with single characters, by index, 
when working with substrings also covers the single-character use?


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