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Zero-based Strings?

DelphiTools – In a now infamous and enormous thread I won’t name, Allen Bauer dropped a bomb: <bomb>Oh, and strings may become immutable and 0-based …</bomb> Currently Oxygene has zero-based strings, I was considering it for DWScript too, but the backward-compatibility implications are a bit too huge (yes, we and customers have many years of accumulated DWS code), and the kind of issues triggered by that are hard to track/fix/warn about… or are they? One evolution that is looming (at least for DWS, can’t speak for Delphi) is having methods on base-types too, since these ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric @ 2011-12-15 11:42

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