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Subject: Re: [boost] [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?
From: Klaim (mjklaim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-14 08:58:44

Artyom, that posted the CppDB library is also the author of boost::locale
that is one of the libraries targeted to be proposed to boost to manage
Unicode and relaetd subjects. UTFCPP was also proposed to boost some time
ago. boost::locale is more about locale and localization system while
UTFCPP is only about convertions between different UTF versions,using
std::base_string strings.

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 14:45, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> On 12/14/2010 7:07 AM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:58 PM, Artyom<artyomtnk_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> Yes, but more specifically I should have asked, does your library
>>>> natively support wide strings (std::wstring) and handle the conversion
>>>> from std::wstring to the appropriate UTF-8 encoding in narrow strings
>>>> API's or the native multi-byte string APIs of the libraries?
>>> No, as you don't need "wide" strings to use Unicode and actually wide
>>> strings are not native ones for almost every database.
>> Okay. So that means people using std::wstring have to deal with
>> converting to UTF-8 encoded std::string on their own. Sounds like a
>> pain in Windows defaulted to use std::wstring in applications. :/
> Converting between Unicode encodings should be a separate library anyway.
> Was there not someone working on such a cross-platform library for Boost ?
> What happened to it ? Was it scrapped because of possible Unicode support in
> C++0x ?
> I apologize for taking this thread off-topic but I think that any library
> using a particular Unicode encoding for its strings should be exempt from
> the criticism that it does not have functionality dealing with converting
> between Unicode encodings.
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