[fpc-devel] fpc compiler wrong encoding in console output on Windows

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Thu Aug 31 23:39:09 CEST 2023

On 2023-08-31 18:19, Ondrej Pokorny via fpc-devel wrote:
> On 31.08.2023 17:54, Tomas Hajny via fpc-devel wrote:
>> 2) Always use the ansistring version when parsing the comments. 
>> Obviously, this increases compilation time for directives parsing 
>> somewhat - we could possibly measure the impact and then decide if the 
>> increase is important.
> That is actually what I started with. Then I saw that there are some
> parts of the code that demand ShortString output and decided to keep
> both versions.
> But basically it is possible to have the 2 ShortString variants use
> the new Long variants + check the Length and valid characters (to me

Yes, that's what I meant by option 2 - I realize that most cases need to 
end up in shortstrings anyway.

> Or the bigger step would be to make the compiler unicode-ready:
> var
>   ä: string;
> + file names, paths etc.
> Then only the new Long variant would be needed :)

Apparently not only the compiler Unicode-ready, but also the language. 
Looking forward to identifiers looking like characters having specific 
meaning in Pascal, but differing in their Unicode codes (e.g. m-dash). 
Or maybe rather not... I'm sure it would be a good approach to provide 
enough room for compilers of some other languages to finish their 
compilation in time comparable to FPC... ;-)


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