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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-22 09:47:20

Rogier van Dalen wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:02:34 -0700, Eric Niebler
> <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>No fair bringing religion into this. ;-) I'll repeat what I said before
>>-- this would be an unfortunate design, and you'll hear about it from
>>your users. If you force people to do their bit twiddling in
>>vector<char*_t>, then you impose an extra allocation and a copy to get
>>it into a unicode::string, and most people won't bother.
> What frequent use cases do you see where people will want to change
> bits rather than work with characters?

utf8_string str;

ifstream file("utf8.txt");
istreambuf_iterator<char8_t> begin(file), end;

std::copy( begin, end, back_inserter(str) );

This can't throw if you want people to use your string class.

Eric Niebler
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