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From: shunsuke (pstade.mb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-27 19:32:18

Pavol Droba wrote:
> Florin Trofin wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I was looking at the string algo library hoping that I can use it with
>> my own string class and I have some questions:
>> 1. Is the library designed to work with variable length encoding
>> characters (like UTF8, UTF16). The answer seems to be no, but wanted
>> to find for sure. Are there any plans to make these algorithms
>> compatible with this type of sequences?
> Generaly no. The preamble of the library specifies that "a string" is an
> arbitrary sequence of characters. If you store variable length character
> string into a char* array, it will definitely not work. Since your
> container will store byte-codes, not characters. If you design a utf8
> encoded string class with iterators that will iterate over real
> characters then there is a good chance that the string library will be
> functional.

Though I don't know the developing status,
seems to nicely work with Boost.StringAlgorithm.
I tend to prefer the iterators to locale.


Shunsuke Sogame

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