[fpc-devel] Encoded AnsiString

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jan 7 16:40:31 CET 2014

On Tue, 7 Jan 2014, Craig Peterson wrote:

>>> 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.

Well, that is about 90% of all developers.

Ever talk to a PHP, Javascript or VB developer ?

You can usually start by explaining the meaning of 'bit' and 'byte', and work your way up from there.


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