[fpc-devel] Array of char

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Feb 25 19:03:10 CET 2015

On 25/02/15 18:50, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> Am 25.02.2015 um 18:40 schrieb Jonas Maebe:
>> A regular array of char can also be converted into a string in FPC.
>> That's not a "raw pointer typecast" though, but an actual conversion
>> whereby a new string "instance" is created based on the contents of the
>> array.
>> Maybe we have to do that too for dynamic arrays. Can you print the value
>> of the array pointer and the typecasted string pointer? If they are
>> different, then that's something else and we indeed probably also have
>> to insert a type conversion.
> This is also what I suspected but in this case the meta data would be available?

Yes, but just very maybe the "0" code page was from CP_ACP. Although
afaik Delphi always substitutes the actual value of
DefaultSystemCodePage in instantiated strings, so that's probably not
the case.


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