[Lazarus] unit Masks vs. unit FPMasks

Juha Manninen juha.manninen62 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 10:32:28 CET 2021

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 10:24 PM Bart via lazarus <
lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 7:15 PM Bart <bartjunk64 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My backup and some related programs still compile, but instatly raise
> an exception when they start to perform their main task.
> Thank you very much.
> The normal way of doing this is:
> Deprecate the function in question, but d NOT kill it's functionality.
> Add a useful deprecated message.
> Remove the function in the next major release (deprecate in 2.1, and
> so 2.2, only remove in 2.3, si't be gone in 2.4).
> Simply removing functionality like you have done now will alienate
> users from Lazarus, since apparently "we" cannot be trusted.
> Juha: you seem to be obsessed with speeding up string handling code.
> This is not really a problem as long as you are not deaf to arguments
> against your changes.
> You introduce new bugs, remove old features, all for the sake of speed.
> All that when, in my perception, this code is mostly used in
> conjunction with file IO, which is orders of magnitude slower than
> even slopy string handling.

True, it created more conflicts than I anticipated.
I reverted the new TMask in r64675. It must be worked later in trunk. Now a
2.2 fork will happen in few weeks.
Sorry for the hassle.

José and others. you can see my adaptation of your code in Lazarus trunk
just before the revert, eg. r64674.
I also attach the unit here.
I fixed the case-insensitive Unicode match by simply replacing LowerCase()
with UTF8LowerCase(). It is a well optimized function.
First I planned to use UTF8CompareLatinTextFast() but it did not fit here.
There is a unit test project in components/lazutils/test/.
The code passes all tests there!
Unicode is fully supported also in mask ranges.

Let's continue the integration later.

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