[fpc-devel] TIniFile with option ifoWriteStringBoolean
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Wed Mar 16 13:42:57 CET 2022
On Wed, 16 Mar 2022, Bart via fpc-devel wrote:
> User Nimral in the wiki noted this:
> If you specify ifoWriteStringBoolean in Options for TIniFile _and_ you
> forget to assign values to BoolTrueStrings/BoolFalseStrings, then
> writing and reading boolean values is not symmetrical.
> Writing a boolean will write either 'true' or 'false', but reading
> calls CharToBool on the found string.
> Consider this piece of code:
> Ini := TIniFile.Create('test.ini');
> Ini.Options := [ifoWriteStringBoolean]; //[ifoWriteStringBoolean]
It does not say ifoReadStringBoolean or ifoReadWriteStringBoolean for a
reason. So the behaviour is as designed.
The behaviour was introduced for compatibility with other development
Which is not to say that we cannot change the behaviour.
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