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From: Miro Jurisic (macdev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-13 17:26:59

In article <87r7ur4kmy.fsf_at_[hidden]>, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <jbms_at_[hidden]>

> Miro Jurisic <macdev_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > In article <87isg3skr6.fsf_at_[hidden]>, Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
> > <jbms_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > [snip]
> >> - For the purpose of string construction, the Unicode specification
> >> explicitly states that any sequence of code points is well formed, and so
> >> this provides the smallest unit by which guaranteed-well-formed strings
> >> can be formed.
> > Can you refer me to a specific point in the spec where this is stated?
> In Unicode 4.0.1, Chapter 3.9, D30a

Right, ok, everything you said so far makes sense; I agree that operating on
encoded characters (as sequences of code points) is useful in a number of
contexts, and (as I already pointed out), operating on abstract characters is
useful in other contexts.


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