January 10, 2008

Tiburon Unicode Info from Bauer

Allen Bauer has posted on his blog interesting information about Unicode support in the next version of Delphi, codenamed Tiburon.

Allen Bauer has posted on his blog interesting information about Unicode support in the next version of Delphi, codenamed Tiburon. You can find the first post here and some clarifications here.

In particular notice there will be a new reference-counted UnicodeString type, based on the UTF16 payload, used to call into the wide version of the Windows API, likely to create some incompatibilities with existing code.

Now, when I can start writing my new "Delphi Unicode Handbook"?

Update (1/11/08)

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1 Comments

Tiburon Unicode Info from Bauer 

Marco,
I don't know exactly what is in the CodeGear R&D
minds, but I guess that breaking legacy code is the
last thing. 

I prefer to think that they want Delphi to offer every
possible tool that a programmer/developer (or a
software shop) could search for in a development platform.

I really think that too much people in the community
is fast-judging the way CodeGear R&D is doing things
whitout even a fair analysis. I really like last year
changes and improvements, so I will just wait while we
(my company) do a pre analysis, answering the
question: "how are we will take advantage of this new
thing?"
Comment by Salvador Gomez Retamoza [http://salvador.oversistema.com] on January 10, 22:27


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