[fpc-devel] But what /is/ a string?

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Sun Aug 26 19:49:05 CEST 2012

On 26/08/12 13:40, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> I doubt it. You maybe could (and probably would) in a new language, and have
> one single stringtype.
> FPC is closer to 20 stringtypes or types with autoconversions.

Thinking hypothetical here... what if FPC 3.0 did just that... Rethink 
the whole 20 string types mess, and implement only one string type for 
3.0 onwards. How would developers feel about that? What would the 
advantages be to developers and FPC maintainers? What would the 
disadvantages be (other than it will probably break existing code - 
which the Unicode support will probably do too).

   - Graeme -

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