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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: 2011-01-20 09:47:56

On Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:30:48 -0800 (PST)
Artyom <artyomtnk_at_[hidden]> wrote:

>> I may be wrong, and I hope I am. If a character is guaranteed never
>> to consist of more than X code-points, it would be simple to offer a
>> fixed-width character type, even if the width is huge by comparison
>> to the eight-bit char type. But from what I've seen, I don't think
>> that's the case.
> I assume there is some limit but who know which?
> Even in Hebrew (the language I speak) you can easily create
> a letter with 4 code points: [...] And Hebrew is relatively simple
> one. [...] So I would suggest not assume that there is a certain
> limit.

<sigh> Yes, that's what I pretty much expected.

Chad Nelson
Oak Circle Software, Inc.

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