[fpc-pascal] Unicode chars losing information

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 9 22:53:45 CET 2021

On Tue, 9 Mar 2021, Florian Klämpfl via fpc-pascal wrote:

>> By using the necessary IFDEF mechanism in the config file, we can avoid
>> inserting it for windows (which does not need it) or the smaller embedded platforms
>> (which cannot handle it).
>> People that don't need/want this can remove the config setting from the file. All the others leave it as-is and will get their desired conversion mechanisms
>> 'for free'.
>> This way a default choice is made for you on those platforms, but you can still 100% control
>> it.
> I am very much against this because this means that a default FPC
> executable would link against libc.  And this is far too much only because
> a few people complain because they didn’t read the docs.

Well, maybe the Lazarus IDE can insert the necessary units, just like it is
done for cthreads...


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