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Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like in the future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 11:33:39

Edward Diener wrote:
> Inevitably a Unicode standard will be adapted where every character of
> every language will be represented by a single fixed length number of
> bits.

This was the prevailing thinking once. First this number of bits was 16,
which incorrect assumption claimed Microsoft and Java as victims, then it
became 21 (or 22?). Eventually, people realized that this will never happen
even if we allocate 32 bits per character, so here we are.

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