[fpc-devel] TEncoding.Default and default encoding for TStrings.LoadFrom*()

Ondrej Pokorny lazarus at kluug.net
Fri Dec 27 12:01:24 CET 2019

On 27.12.2019 10:40, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> Yes, indeed. Therefore I suggested
>> * TEncoding.Default for the DefaultSystemCodePage variable
>> and
>> * TEncoding.ANSI for the system encoding.
>> Currently we have
>> * TEncoding.SystemEncoding for the DefaultSystemCodePage variable
>> and
>> * both TEncoding.ANSI and TEncoding.Default for the system encoding. 
>> (TEncoding.ANSI and TEncoding.Default are equal in FPC.)
> In that case,  why not simply change:
>  class function TEncoding.GetDefault: TEncoding;
>  begin
>    Result := GetSystemEncoding;
>  end;
> Nothing need be removed. I consider SystemEncoding a better name than 
> Default,
> and the latter should only be kept for Delphi compatibility. IMHO it 
> would be
> better to avoid Default, in fact I would change references to Default to
> SystemEncoding for clarity. Default is completely non-descriptive.
> If I understand your reasoning correct, that should solve the problems 
> you
> report ?

Yes, that perfectly solves the issues Lazarus developers and users face. 
I am OK with this solution as well. Thanks!


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