[fpc-devel] Encoded AnsiString

Craig Peterson craig at scootersoftware.com
Tue Jan 7 16:24:42 CET 2014

>> The compiler supports AnsiStrings, but these are hidden for *mobile*
>> targets.
> Any reason for this strangeness ?

They're using the mobile compiler as an opportunity to break backwards
compatibility and push the language in the directions they want to go.
A single, 0-based string type, automatic reference counting, no "with",
etc.  Apparently the developers they're chasing after are too stupid to
know how to deal with more than one string type.

Craig Peterson
Scooter Software

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