[fpc-pascal] FPC 3 regression: cannot use TStringList for UTF-8 data any more?

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Apr 4 13:21:17 CEST 2016

On 2016-04-04 12:06, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> 1. Using UTF8 is a choice of lazarus. Other people may prefer UnicodeString.
>     On Windows, UnicodeString is more 'natural' or 'native'.

Based on Internet standards and most popular OSes (mobile devices
included), UTF-8 is kind - so we all know Windows backed the wrong horse
[encoding]. ;-)

   [...Graeme runs and hides...]

> 2. The release cycle of FPC is rather long, so updates will be available not
>     as fast as the lazarus team needs them.

That's a valid point.

Though it could probably be added as quick as in FPC 3.0.2. It's simply
two new units that need to be explicitly used by somebody to have any
affect, so it will not break existing code otherwise [if not used].

  - Graeme -

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