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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-23 19:22:33

At 02:51 PM 4/23/2003, David Abrahams wrote:
>"Edward Diener" <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> I still feel that a fixed width Unicode encoding has to be an advance
>> variable width encodings like MBCS for any character set.
>I guess that depends on how important random access over the
>characters of a string is to you. To me, it seems like an edge case.

It really doesn't matter what we think - both fixed-width and
variable-width encodings are well established, and not going to go away
anytime soon. So a filesystem library is going to have to cope with both
fixed and variable width external encodings of filenames.


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