[fpc-devel] cpstrrtl/unicode branch merged to trunk

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 9 14:34:38 CEST 2013

Am 09.09.2013 14:25, schrieb Michael Schnell:
> On 09/07/2013 03:00 PM, Sven Barth wrote:
>> We do NOT want to force UnicodeString upon every target. The world 
>> not only consists of Windows!
> +1 !
> Of course a compiler switch to not use the "NewStrings" would be 
> appropriate.
> OTOH IMHO it should be possible to in fact use the "NewStrings" in 
> Linux with a default encoding of UTF8.
Please get your terms right (I already wrote you this in July!). Those 
"NewStrings" are already used on every target that uses Ansistrings as 
Ansistrings *are* these "NewStrings". What Delphi 2009 changed was that 
String=UnicodeString by default instead of String=AnsiString (and at the 
same time they also introduced the "NewStrings" aka code page aware 
AnsiString). The UnicodeString type is however not code page aware and 
is always UTF-16.


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