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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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