[fpc-devel] Explanation about code page-aware AnsiStrings

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Tue Jan 7 14:13:02 CET 2014

> Jonas Maebe <jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be> hat am 7. Januar 2014 um 12:57
> geschrieben:
> Hi,
> Large parts of the returning discussions about code page-aware
> AnsiStrings are related to the fact that many people don't how they
> work. For this reason I've created an overview that explains the rules
> that are followed by the RTL/compiler at
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/FPC_Unicode_support
>  (only Sections 1 to 3; 4 and later are older and mostly either
> incomplete or wishful thinking).


What is this crap:

> Note that this is not a discussion document, and apart from some notes
> about potential future changes, errors or unknown major Delphi-
> incompatibilities, the behaviour as described there will not change.
> The behaviour has been defined to maximise both backward compatibility
> with existing FPC code (written for FPC 2.6.x and earlier) and with
> Delphi 2009+. Automagic string types that solve world hunger are
> outside the scope.



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