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Subject: Re: [boost] [general] What will string handling in C++ look like inthe future [was Always treat ... ]
From: Sebastian Redl (sebastian.redl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-21 06:23:25

On 20.01.2011 23:58, Ian Emmons wrote:
> What I intended here (but forgot to say explicitly -- sorry) was that Microsoft could allow a process (or thread) to set its local character set to UTF-8. Then all existing code that pays attention to the narrow representation would find that it is UTF-8 and deal correctly with it.
> Naturally, this migration would take time -- but Microsoft has done that before. They successfully transitioned a large developer base off 16-bit Windows and onto 32-bit Windows (and, incidentally, introduced the wide character API at the same time).
Won't happen. Follow the links here.

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