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From: loufoque (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-16 13:55:31

Aristid Breitkreuz wrote :

> Abstract? You mean like virtual foo() = 0; ? Probably better not.

No, I just meant an encoding agnostic unicode string type.
That could, indeed, have been implemented through inheritance and
polymorphism but I chose the use of templates instead for performance.

>> It would only handle unicode in a generic way at the beginning (no
>> locales or tailored things).
> That's fine. Do you have plans on which Unicode encoding to use
> internally?

UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32 would all be available for implementations, and
each one would be able to take or give the other ones for input/output.

> Be careful that it remains usable.

I would like to design it to be customizable, but of course there would
be a typedef with a specialization which is the more fitting in most cases.

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