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Subject: Re: [boost] [string] proposal
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-28 16:18:16

Matus Chochlik wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 9:46 PM, Dean Michael Berris
> <mikhailberis_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 4:26 AM, Artyom <artyomtnk_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> 6. Encoding is extrinsic to strings
> >>
> >> ?!?!?!
> >>
> >> All the discussion in started because we need UTF-8
> >> in strings now we are back to the beginning?
> >
> > No, the discussion started because we need a UTF-8 view of data. You
> > missed the point I was making. And you didn't understand
> > the document I wrote.
> Sorry, but no. The discussion started by the proposal that we should
> by default treat std::strings as if they were UTF-8 encoded.
> Artyom should know because he was the one who did the original
> proposal. The whole 'view' idea was brought up only much later.

Yes, the discussion began with that proposal, but Dean suggested steering things another way. Two different ways of viewing (no pun intended) the same problem.

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

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