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Subject: Re: [boost] [UTF String] UTF String library 1.5 ready for perusal
From: Chad Nelson (chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-11 00:41:14

On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:57:00 -0800
Scott McMurray <[hidden]> wrote:

>On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 16:52, Chad Nelson
><chad.thecomfychair_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?

The size in code-points *is* the size of the string, according to the
view of the string that the class exposes.

Chad Nelson
Oak Circle Software, Inc.

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