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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Boost.Process done
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-19 18:49:05

On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 02:05:13 +0400, Ilya Sokolov wrote:

> Alexander Lamaison wrote:
>> On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:13:57 +0400, Ilya Sokolov wrote:
>>> Boris Schaeling wrote:
>>> ... snip ...
>>> I think we should wait for encoding-aware string class.
>> You say 'wait' as though someone were actually working on this. Are they?
> - u16string and u32string from cpp0x

Ok. By encoding aware you mean fixed to a static encoding.

> - threating all char strings as UTF-8

Difficult You can't do it blindly. char strings can be anything. On
Windows they would _rarely_ be UTF-8.
> Btw, even boost::filesystem3::path is an encoding-aware string class in
> some sense ).

That depends what we mean by encoding 'aware'. On Windows it assumes char
strings are in the local codepage and wchar_t strings are UCS2. These are
the same assumptions made by the underlying Windows API.


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