[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sun Dec 23 19:06:20 CET 2012

Leif Ekblad schrieb:
> IMO, I wouldn't support wide-character (UnicodeString) strings for 
> anything new.
> In the beginning the wide-character string had the advantage of being 
> able to represent
> all characters with 2 bytes, but this is no longer the case. I would 
> switch to UTF-8
> instead and keep characters 1 byte long. A switch to UTF-8 only affects a
> small amount of the code-base, and doesn't break string references.

That's how Unicode currently is handled, e.g. in Lazarus, and the mix of 
codepages, e.g. for filenames, is a source of eternal trouble :-(

I'd be happy with AnsiStrings with an Encoding, but a good 
implementation would require UnicodeStrings for the codepage conversion.


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