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String is a Type which may contain characters. String is ShortString or AnsiString type.

Compiler switch {$H} is usually on {$H+}, then String is AnsiString type.

The ShortString length is decided by the programmer and should be, in UCSD Pascal, be from 1 to 255 characters. The length of an AnsiString is only limited by available memory.

In the future, there might be a compiler switch to use unicode (UTF-8 or UTF-16) depending on platform.

See also

navigation bar: data types
simple data types

boolean byte cardinal char currency double dword extended int8 int16 int32 int64 integer longint real shortint single smallint pointer qword word

complex data types

array class object record set string shortstring