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Subject: Re: [boost] [C++0x] Emulate C++0x char16_t, char32_t, std::u16string, and std::u32string
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-21 07:27:24

> It is a bad approach, and will produce a lot of future workarounds. We
> can still remember wchar_t as a typedef for some compilers and a
> BOOST_NO_INTRINSIC_WCHAR_T macro for that defect.
> However some emulation for char16_t, char32_t types is required, but
> it must not be a typedef!

Then what's the alternative? IMO there just isn't one, given that char16_t
must be a literal type even on non-C++0x comilers.


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