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From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-04 04:11:47

Matt Gruenke wrote:
> Phil Endecott wrote:
>> I'd like to offer something that's close to a drop-in replacement
>> for std::string that will let people painlessly upgrade their code to
>> proper character set support.
> Something that might be worth a look is Glib::ustring, in glibmm-2.

Thanks for the link; this is indeed the sort of thing that I have in
mind. Some observations:

- It doesn't seem to offer any complexity guarantees.

- It uses size_type to pass and return positions in the string, and
doesn't specify whether these are byte or character positions; I get
the impression that they're character positions but I could be wrong.

- It offers implicit conversion to and from std::string. Is this desirable?

Regards, Phil.

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