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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Review of Nowide (Unicode) starts today
From: Artyom Beilis (artyom.beilis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-22 20:31:41

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:14 AM, Norbert Wenzel via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> This is my review of the proposed Boost.Nowide library.
> On 06/12/2017 06:20 AM, Frédéric Bron via Boost wrote:
>> - What is your evaluation of the design?
> I had no troubles finding my way. Most APIs are already well known as
> they resemble APIs from the standard library. I understand (after
> reading the discussions on this list) why Nowide does not convert all
> input to a common encoding on all platforms but only deals with wide
> strings on Windows. It was a bit of a surprise at first, so this design
> decision should be documented more prominently as others have already
> pointed out.

Yes indeed I'll have to provide section regarding library policy
in tutorial in one of the first sections.

>> - What is your evaluation of the implementationI did not look at the implementation. It worked as expected/documented
> when I tested the library.
>> - What is your evaluation of the documentation?
> It is enough to start working with the library. I would like to see more
> clearly for every function when and how input strings are converted to a
> different encoding and what happens in case of a conversion error
> (exception, failbit of stream is set, invalid character, etc.).

Indeed - it should be improved.

>> - Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
> Yes.
> Norbert

Thank You very much for the review and the comments.

Artyom Beilis

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