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Subject: Re: [boost] [nowide] Library Updates and Boost's broken UTF-8 codecvt facet
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-07 11:50:04

On 10/7/15 7:49 AM, Artyom Beilis wrote:
> Independently of Boost.Nowide I would like to propose replacement of boost/detail/utf8_codecvt_facet by one thatactually takes in account proper Unicode handling.

This is a worthy undertaking. Consider putting it somewhere else other
than "detail" directory/namespace. This should have been an officially
supported boost component years and years ago. Also I'd like to see it
look more like a boost library - tests, documentation ,etc.

On the other hand, the standard library includes officially sanctioned
<codecvt> so maybe this isn't as critical as it used to be.

I'm not really trying to make a case for anything specific here, just
reacting to years and years of dealing with this festering sore.

Robert Ramey

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