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Subject: Re: [boost] UTF strings thread (was [string] proposal)
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-27 13:38:23

David Bergman wrote:

> BUT, the thing is that The Other Discussion is still
> mentioning encoding notions and even the letters "UTF", and
> it should. Otherwise, that thread should be called
> "boost::immutable_vector" or "boost::cs_immutable_string" ;-)

Dean was proposing a CS string-like type (which he called "string") as the underlying, immutable storage type to be used in various ways to assemble pieces to be transmitted, encoded, decoded, etc. His "view" type is akin to what you wish to discuss and its viability does depend upon the immutability of the underlying storage. The discussions are much more about mutability versus immutability than anything else once you get past the names and Dean's separation of storage and view types.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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