[fpc-devel] Encoded AnsiString

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jan 7 11:48:28 CET 2014

On Tue, 7 Jan 2014, Michael Schnell wrote:

> On 01/07/2014 11:22 AM, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> There is not much to say.
>> There will be 2 sets of units:
>> * Unicode
>> * AnsiString
>> for unicode, there is no problem, since everything is 2 bytes (ignoring 
>> some exotic codepoints here) so string encoding does not apply.
>> for ansistring, string=ansistring, there are some encoding issues, but the 
>> RTL is capable of using Widestrings for all OS interface routines.
> This might help in a certain way, but defining a decently dynamic string 
> subtype and use same for TStringList would allow for a lot more flexibility / 
> functionality. (Together with eliminating the ambiguous naming "ANSI...")

TRawByteString is what you need.


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