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