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Sure, but you can have defined rules about what happens when you compare values with disparate encodings, similarly to how you have to have rules about how column expressions are compared in SQL with regard to their collations. The way such things are done is typically to coerce the second value into the encoding of the first value, and then compare the two values. What the Delphi compiler does is issue warnings when there might be data loss or other issues with such coercions so that the developer knows that it might not be safe and that they might want to be more explicit about how the comparison is coded.



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