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Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like in the future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 07:16:59

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:33:02 +0100, Matus Chochlik wrote:

> The string-encoding-related discussion boils down
> for me to the following: What fill the string handling
> in C++ look like in the (maybe not immediate) future.
> *Scenario A:*
> All the wstrings, wxString, Qstrings, utf8strings, etc. will
> be abandoned. All the APIs using ANSI or UCS-2 will
> be slowly phased out with the help of convenience
> classes like ansi_str_t and ucs2_t that will be made
> obsolete and finally dropped (after the transition).

This is simply not going to happen. How could MS even go about doing this
in Windows? It would make very single piece of Windows software
incompatible with the next version!


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