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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Locale (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-14 16:05:03

On 12/14/2010 2:27 PM, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
> 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.

Does not C++0x define character types for Unicode characters ? Would not
a basic_string<utf8> ( or whatever it is called ) character type be a
better choice than basic_string<char> if that is the case, if the former
existed ?

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