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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Locale (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-14 14:27:35

On 14/12/2010 16:08, Eric Niebler wrote:
> 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.

It is, however, an appropriate holder for the *data* of a UTF-8 string.

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