[fpc-devel] Performance of string handling in trunk

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Wed Jun 26 22:28:39 CEST 2013

Sven Barth schrieb:

>  > IMO a reasonable decision should take into account the use of the 
> RawByteString type in RTL code, e.g. for concatenation.
> The RTL already uses RawByteString for the concatenation helpers.

This means that the assumptions implied by that code have to be matched 
by the RawByteString implementation, or the code must be changed when 
the RawByteString implementation is changed.

Please note that I invited Michael Schnell to provide his version of 
such RTL routines, compatible with *his* ideas about "better" string 
handling. Any suggestions for deviating from the Delphi 
implementation/behviour deserve an proof that they are useful in the 
required low-level string manipulation functions. Only after this step 
we can decide for what *other* purposes RawByteString can be used in 
user code.


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