Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like in the future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 13:35:51
At Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:58:13 -0500,
Edward Diener wrote:
> I do not think that shoving UTF-8 down everybody's throats is the best
> solution even now, I think a good set of classes to convert between
> encoding standards is much better.
Can we please tone down the rhetoric here?
I could say, "I do not think that shoving a set of classes to convert
between encoding standards down everybody's throats is the best
solution..." but I don't think it would help anyone understand the
Is there any harm in exploring the alternatives here in a calm and
rational way? If we do that, and the approaches you oppose are truly
inferior, that fact will become clear to everyone, I think.
-- Dave Abrahams BoostPro Computing http://www.boostpro.com