Debugger now Unicode?

May 20, 2008
Syracuse, NY, USA
If I start IDE with a batch file containing "echo foo\r\n" it shows me five boxes. If I compose a batch file in IDE it's saved as Unicode.


Staff member
May 14, 2008
> If I start IDE with a batch file containing "echo foo\r\n" it shows me
> five boxes. If I compose a batch file in IDE it's saved as Unicode.

No, the debugger is not now Unicode. However, with a file that short,
Windows is unable to determine whether it's ASCII or Unicode, and the
Windows API guesses (wrongly) that it's Unicode. (If you added or
subtracted one character, Windows would know that it was ASCII.)

Fortunately, there's not much reason to attempt to debug a batch file that
only says "foo"!

Rex Conn
JP Software
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