From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-16 14:56:51
Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
> Ok, so basic_string< char, char_trait<char>, allocator<char> >
> makes assumptions. So what, I was implying that you should
> write a specialization
> basic_string< char, utf_traits<char>, allocator<char> >:
> template< class T, class UTF >
> class basic_string<T,utf_traits<UTF>,std::allocator<T> >
> typedef basic_string< char, utf_traits<utf8> > utf8_string;
> What is it you wouldn't be able to do with this interface?
because (for example) std::basic_string provides random access to
its data (i.e. characters), and that implies a fixed-size character
type, which not all unicode encodings provide.