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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: Boost.String.Convert
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-18 12:21:38

Vladimir Batov wrote:
>> I think it would be sufficient to rely on the locale to make decisions
>> about the char nature. I have solved this particular task in
>> Boost.Log. You may find it in boost/log/detail/code_conversion.hpp and
>> libs/log/src/code_conversion.cpp, if you're interested.
> Andrey, thank you for the pointer. I'll definitely have a look. I am
> somewhat cautious though due to past experience. Back then we had
> OpenLDAP on Windows. That is, for all internal purposes we used the
> platform's coding -- MBCS. However, for anything OpenLDAP-related we had
> to handle UTF8 as heavily. That is we had to have explicit
> UTF8<->MBCS<->WIDE and could not rely on any support from locale.

The locale can be adjusted, if needed. One only has to substitute the
codecvt facet in the locale to use different encoding rules. I think
that your particular UTF8<->MBCS<->WIDE case could have been solved this
way, too.

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