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RawByteString type explained

The Programming Works – With the introduction of Unicode support Delphi also introduced magic RawByteString type; the word ‘magic’ here means that you can’t implement a type with RawByteString functionality without hidden compiler support. A common misunderstanding about the RawByteString type is that instances of RawByteString contain no encoding information and because of this the compiler can’t implement implicit string conversion. That is not true. First of all the RawByteString is AnsiString (1-byte character size). If you typecast a Unicode string to RawByteString type or a RawByteString string to Unicode type ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Serg @ 2014-06-05 19:05


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