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Subject: Re: [boost] [nowide] Library Updates and Boost'sbrokenUTF-8codecvt facet
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-09 16:40:32

Artyom Beilis wrote:

> Codepoints above 10FFFF is like lets assume Pi=3.15..

No, sorry. This is not at all the same. The reason we're in this mess is
precisely because codepoints above 0xFFFF were like pi=3.15. And then it
turned out they weren't.

> > - probably more because Unicode is hard
> Unicode isn't hard - it is just treated with ignorance by even big
> organization not talking about average programmers.

What I meant by that is for instance

- is 0xCC 0x81 a valid UTF-8 string?
- is 0x65 0xCC 0x81 0xCC 0x81 a valid UTF-8 string?

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