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    SubjectRe: unicode (char as abstract data type)

    On Fri, 17 Apr 1998, Alan Cox wrote:

    > > UNICODE is more then just irritating. The problem is that the programming
    > > language thinks in terms of char* text. You start using wchar_t and before
    > > you know it, you have a huge mess and you just can't seem to get the types
    > > quite right anymore.
    > That is why UTF8 is the right format to use in real situations. UTF8
    > works just like ascii in memory handling respects - its just that
    > x++ is no longer always move on one char and strlen(x) isnt the right
    > answer

    The problem is, for handling the data in applications UTF-8 is the very
    worst format ever invented by a human.


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