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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Locale (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-14 10:08:13

On 12/14/2010 9:53 AM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> +1 -- if there was a library that did easy conversion from
> std::wstring (usually the default in Windows now) to proper UTF-8
> encoded std::string in Boost that would be *awesome*. I can totally
> use that library in cpp-netlib too. ;)

Please, no. std::string is not an appropriate holder for a UTF-8 string.
It encourages random-access mutation of any byte in a UTF-8 sequence,
pretty much guaranteeing data corruption.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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