[Lazarus] Lazarus is invisible?

Mike Parr mikeparr at live.com
Sat Jan 23 11:15:19 CET 2010

On 1/21/2010 04:00, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> waldo kitty schrieb:
>> ok... thanks for that... i was unaware that type "string" was an alias
>> for "ansistring"... i had thought that "string" was the same as the
>> old borland "string" definition (ie: array of chars with the [0]
>> element containing the string length) ;)
> In newer Delphi versions (2009+) "string" is "UnicodeString", that's why
> using "AnsiString" will reduce possible confusion of people, who use
> Delphi and Lazarus concurrently.
> string[n] is "ShortString", even in the new Delphi versions.

thanks for that... this is some of the basic changes that i have to try to 
remember as i attempt to move from TP/BP 6/7... i can already see that many of 
my own libs will need major overhauls since they operate at a lower level than 
the basic included libs... heck, my most used lib does direct screen writes to 
any screen format buffer but that's all out the window when it comes to GUI apps 
stuffs :?

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