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Subject: Re: [boost] Unicode and codecvt facets
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-06 05:42:12

Le 05/07/2010 20:35, Artyom wrote:

> I would disagree. It has very interesting basics and very extensible allowing
> you to carry
> in one class all culture information and copy it efficiently.

I do it better: no class, just a big table, some converters, and some

> It is not the job of codecvt facet

I provide a generic bridge between my converters and codecvt facets. If
you instantiate it with a converter that decodes UTF-8, does
normalization, then re-encodes in UTF-16, it does just that.

I actually think it's a good idea to put the normalization in there. A
lot of things require the string to be normalized to work properly, so
if you can automatically do that for unreliable data from files it's one
less worry.

> also you'll find may issues with it, it is
> not suitable for it.

What kind of issues? Are you expecting many-to-many conversion to not work?

> or create additional facet that does normalization and case conversion, don't
> use codecvt, it is designed
> for specific purposes. You need facets? Create your own.

I only need facets if they can be used by an fstream to convert their data.
There is no point in creating other types of facets if they're not used
by the iostreams subsystem. The whole point of the exercise is to allow
the iostreams subsystem to make use of my converters.

> Also, do you aware of fact that case conversion is locale dependent? So you
> still need to connect
> locale somehow.

My library is locale-agnostic.

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