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Windows gives a UTF16 commandline (GetCommandLineW)  that is parsed by the RTLand kept in pointer variables argc/argv for some implementation orthogonality. Argc/argv have no direct OS relevance.

In trunk, a separate wide copy is kept in argvw for unicode purposes. (paramstru).

I don't see much reason to use either of these in user programs , either go to the real OS source (getcommandlinew) or use paramstr(u)/paramcount that directly query these variables.

That's what I thought. Tnx for the info on widestrings/unicode16 strings.

See rtl/win/ Note that there are a lot of differences between fixes and trunk in this regard.


--- Quote from: Thaddy on February 23, 2024, 09:36:52 am ---Just curious: why argc and argv instead of ParamCount and ParamStr? Afaik they are direct mappings on Windows. (Except shortstring vs AnsiString which is in Objpas)

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I'm just porting some C code that, of course, uses argc and argv. 

My goal in the port was to make the Pascal code as "parallel" to the C code as possible.  Once I have that kind of port working the same as the C code then, I "forward" the code to be "real" Pascal.

The code would actually be a lot simpler using ParamStr but, I'd have to restructure the code which is something I don't want to do in the first pass.  In the second pass, everything goes :)

That's the reason I'm (temporarily) dealing with argc and argv.

Very similar to my approach.


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