STRING * n support in StarBasic
nthiebaud at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 05:47:26 PDT 2012
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Michael Stahl <mstahl at redhat.com> wrote:
> if we simply replace the existing String uses with OUString we don't
> have to worry about that any more :)
Well, you do need to worry, if you want to enforce the language spec
(although these are pretty weak and fuzzy)
Right know we seems to care about padding of fixed-length String on
Init only (Dim)... I have not stumbled upon code that cares about that
on assign and other manipulations...
Dim foo as STRING*10 = ""
dim bar as STRING "hello"
foo = bar
what should be foo? "hello" or "hello "
This is probably not a 'generaly' solvable problem as this notion of
fixed-size has been dropped post VB6.0, and now everything is var-len
with a max at 2GB. iow old and new spec conflict.
So I guess my question is: while migrating to OUString, should we care
about the corner-case and other oddities associated with 'fixed'
> no leak because OUString::operator= should decrement the ref-count of
ahhh the infamous c++ operator overload... and hidden behind a layer
of good old C macros to boot :-)
Thanks for the answer.
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