[fpc-pascal] 16bit String
antal at componente.net
Fri Sep 8 15:21:45 CEST 2006
I was thingink, what if someone should implement in the fpc compiler a
16 bit String, which should work exactly as the 8bit string, which only
can handle a 256 char long string.
As long as we can define a string as an array of char, what if we can have
a 16bit string, as an array of word?
And also a special switch for the compiler to switch the program from 8
bit string to 16 bit string, so that all the functions working with
strings to accept as argument a 16 bit string.
I know, it should require lot of work to implement this function properly,
but I think it would be an interesting approach to manage large ros of
Of course, I'm sure, ANSIString is a good approach, it needs less memory,
but since many systems these days are shipped with gigs of memory, it
won't be a big load for the system to manage 16 bit strings.
Well, that only an idea :-)
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