[fpc-devel] simple UTF tests

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Fri Jan 6 13:10:43 CET 2012

On 01/06/2012 11:42 AM, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> You instead argue based on half-baked ideas, so please stay away from 
> calling other models "insane" :-]
I never promoted that the compiler should force us to _always_ make use 
of the features that are provided by dynamically encoded strings. I only 
promote the idea that if FPC indeed implements dynamically encoded 
strings, we should provided with the possibility to make fully use of 
them if we choose to do so (e.g. by writing a (library) function that 
can accept any encoding type and does not do any conversion, neither on 
entry or exit, nor while working with the strings).

If used decently this will not slow down, but in many cases speed up the 

Of course this right now is half-baked, as the discussion about the 
functionality in detail had been killed with the argument that Delphi 
dopes not provide this.

The insane stuff mentioned here was the Length of a AnsiString(1200) 
that Swen claimed Delphi XE calculates (I can't test it). and this 
obviously is insane (or half-baked) in Delphi.


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