[fpc-devel] Forwarded message about FPC status

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sun Dec 23 19:09:04 CET 2012

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:

>>> Well, let me just say that the idea of two RTL's is rather ridiculous
>>> too!!
>> It's not different from Delphi, where the introduction of 
>> UnicodeString required a renewed RTL, VCL and IDE. Who should do the 
>> same for FPC and Lazarus, and tell the users that they either have to 
>> stay with an old (frozen) Ansi release, or must upgrade all their code 
>> and component libraries to the new strings, RTL and LCL? IMO a typical 
>> loose-loose situation :-(
> ? No, the old RTL will remain maintained. It's the same codebase, just 
> recompiled.

Sorry, I doubt that it is so easy :-(


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