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Subject: Re: [boost] [unicode] provide <boost/cuchar.hpp> header?
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-27 10:13:07

On 02/27/2012 02:59 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> The C++11 standard library provides a header<cuchar>, with a bit of
> Unicode support, based on C's<uchar.h>:
> Macros: __STDC_UTF_16__, __STDC_UTF_32__
> Functions: mbrtoc16, c16rtomb, mbrtoc32, c32rtomb
> The functions provide conversion between char sequences and UTF-16/UTF-32.
> It would be useful to have a<boost/cuchar.hpp> header so that these
> functions could be used with existing compilers and standard
> libraries.
> Does anyone have an implementation of these functions they would be
> willing to contribute?

In the C version of the header, it provides the following typedefs:

typedef _Char32_t char32_t;
typedef _Char16_t char16_t;

It could be useful to use that header to provide the char32_t types if
they don't exist.

The problem is that in C++, char32_t is a keyword, so you can't have
It can either be ::char32_t or boost::char32.

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