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ShortString VS Ansistring

RipperRipper Member Posts: 85
hi Guys,

i am looking for the advantages for using shortstring vs ansistring (and all the negatives that goes along with that).

can someone maybe help / give guidelines if possible.

regards

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  • zibadianzibadian Member Posts: 6,349
    : hi Guys,
    :
    : i am looking for the advantages for using shortstring vs ansistring
    : (and all the negatives that goes along with that).
    :
    : can someone maybe help / give guidelines if possible.
    :
    : regards
    Shortstrings can only hold 255 ASCII symbols, while ansistring can hold up to 2 Billion (2,000,000,000) characters in the ANSI charset. Ansi strings are also dynamic, where shortstrings are defined as array[0..255] of char.
    As far as differences in coding: there are none.
    It is advicable to use ansistring, unless your code needs to be compatible with DOS.
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