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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-20 07:30:34

Miro Jurisic wrote:
> In article <001301c4b635$bda16750$6501a8c0_at_pdimov2>,
> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> My opinion is that the std::char_traits<> experiment failed and
>> conclusively demonstrated that the "string as a value" approach is a
>> dead end, and that practical string libraries must treat a string as
>> a sequential container, vector<char>, vector<char16_t> and
>> vector<char32_t> in our case.
>> The interpretation of that sequence of integers as a concrete string
>> value representation needs to be done by algorithms.
> There is no dispute that the rep of the string needs to be a
> container. (Though I do not agree that it's obvious that it should be
> a vector.) However, the basic_string interface grafted on top of a
> container of Unicode code units will produce bogus Unicode strings.
> This is why I strongly believe that basic_string is not a suitable
> container for Unicode strings.

We agree on that.

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