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Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like inthe future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 15:25:05

Dave Abrahams wrote:
> 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?

It's OK. :-)

Either way, not shoving _something_ down everybody's throats is not an
option if you need to create a library that talks to the OS. You have to
pick some type, and if you pick string or char*, you have to make a decision
how to interpret it.

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