[fpc-pascal] DOM, XMLRead, XMLWrite - cwstring requirement

michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Fri Sep 28 11:01:16 CEST 2012

On Fri, 28 Sep 2012, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 2012-09-28 09:41, michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be wrote:
>> XMLRead uses it, yes.
> Umm, so how would that affect applications that normally use UTF-8
> packed in AnsiString? Like fpGUI and LCL based applications.

It depends on the encoding of the XML, I suppose ?

> To give you the exact example.
> He has XML units he would like to unit test. He can use the FPTest Text
> Runner no problem, but he would prefer to use the FPTest GUI Test Runner
> (created with fpGUI). Under 64-bit ArchLinux the GUI Test Runner bombs
> out at runtime. Under 64-bit Ubuntu or OpenSUSE the GUI Test Runner runs
> without problems.
> I'm totally baffled as to what would be the cause of the crash at
> runtime - just on ArchLinux.

Me too :-)

> I'm also not sure how using cwstring unit would affect fpGUI apps that
> use UTF-8 inside AnsiString containers. (just like LCL does)

It all depends on the XML.

>> but we're currently stuck on dealing with a
>> copyright requirement of the Unicode group.
> I saw a similar post (from a FPC developer) in the Delphi newsgroups.

I know. 
Some of us think that Embarcadero may be violating the copyright :)

We have asked clarification of the unicode group, but got no reply yet.
(whether we ever will is another matter)


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