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Subject: Re: [boost] [strings][unicode] Proposals for Improved String Interoperability in a Unicode World
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-31 07:12:54

On 01/31/2012 09:57 AM, Daryle Walker wrote:

> This probably isn't the right post to respond to, but I don't want to spend forever figuring it out.
> Not every system is a 8/16/32(/64)-bit computer using ASCII/Latin-1/UTF-8. C++ (from C) was designed so a user with a 9/36/81-bit EBSDIC system and one with a 8/16/32/64 UTF-16 system can write programs for the other (with the appropriate cross-compiler). We don't want to obnoxiously be prejudiced against systems not matching the current configuration trends.

Which is exactly why forcing a particular execution character set is a
bad idea.
Forcing a particular source character set, however, may be another
matter, as it only affects the compiler itself.

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