[fpc-pascal] Unicode chars losing information

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Tue Mar 9 02:44:33 CET 2021

On 2021-03-09 01:01, Graeme Geldenhuys via fpc-pascal wrote:
> On 08/03/2021 2:49 pm, Michael Van Canneyt via fpc-pascal wrote:
>> In that sense, unicode conversion support is something optional and so 
>> we
>> require you to enable it explicitly, since enabling it has some 
>> drawbacks:
> Surely if you explicitly use the UnicodeString type, the compiler 
> should
> know you are using UTF-16 (the default encoding of said type), so why 
> not
> include the required units implicitly. It doesn't make sense otherwise.

UnicodeString may be used in a program simply because the included unit 
has it used in its interface. That may be the case even if there's no 
use of characters outside of US ASCII at all.


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