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

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Mon Aug 27 09:04:53 CEST 2012

On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:49:05 +0100
Graeme Geldenhuys <graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk> wrote:

> 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).



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