[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Dec 18 13:32:21 CET 2012

On 12/17/2012 04:29 PM, Sven Barth wrote:
> From what I see so far of the route that Embarcadero takes (complete 
> reimplementation of compiler, sudden appearence of "type helpers" and 
> things like "zero based strings") I predict that we'll reach a point 
> in the near(!) future where we won't (be able to) follow Delphi's lead 
> anymore.

I suppose Unicode strings could be done better in a (slightly) 
incompatible way. (e.g. allowong for as well decently code-agnostic 
(never converted) RawByte, RawWord and RawDWord strings as for decently 
dynamically coded "Flexy-Strings" that are auto-converted when 
necessary), with a decent definition of what happens when Normal 
(predefined coding) String Types, "Raw" and "Flexi" strings are used in 


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