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Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like in the future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Chad Nelson (chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 14:54:27

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:58:13 -0500
Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> I am a believer ;) and when people realize that UTF-8 is the way to
>> go, the pesky problems will vanish. Believe me today with ANSI
> I do not believe that UTF-8 is the way to go. In fact I know it is
> not, except perhaps for the very near future for some programmers
> ( Linux advocates ).
> Inevitably a Unicode standard will be adapted where every character
> of every language will be represented by a single fixed length number
> of bits. [...]

I'm no Unicode expert, but the reason this hasn't happened might be
combinatorial explosion. In which case it might never happen. But I
could well be wrong. And I hope I am, the design you outline is
something I'd love to see.

Chad Nelson
Oak Circle Software, Inc.

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