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Subject: Re: [boost] [General] Always treat std::strings as UTF-8
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-18 14:57:37

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Matus Chochlik <chochlik_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> and creating a new string class/wrapper for UTF-8 that nobody uses,
>> lol - well no one is going to use it until it exists.
> Is it necessary to explain that I did not mean it that way. What I meant
> that we can hardly expect that everybody will adopt utf8_t when Boost
> introduces it. As a consequence everybody will remain with std::string
> and ANSI encodings.

I think maybe you underestimate our influence. It won't be immediate,
but I believe we *could* produce the new lingua franca and get it

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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