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Subject: Re: [boost] [UTF String] UTF String library 1.5 ready for perusal
From: Scott McMurray ([hidden])
Date: 2011-02-10 21:57:00

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 16:52, Chad Nelson <chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:07:58 +0100 Mathias Gaunard <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> The size in code points is not a very useful thing in general.
> On the contrary, keeping track of the length of the string is *very*
> useful. The alternative is to calculate it on the fly, whenever someone
> asks for it. If you want that, you can always go back to using C-style
> strings.

I understand why it's useful to know how long it is in encoding units,
but the number of code points seems quite useless to me.

Can you elaborate?

~ Scott

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