Re: A versus A-thing & lookahead...

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Aug 29 1996 - 13:05:42 EDT

At 14:47 1996-08-28, unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
>> Yes, but it's not a once-off look, is it? Because you can stack combining
>> characters. So you know it's not an A, but you have to keep looking and
>> looking and looking, don't you? Doesn't this make processing much more
>> complex than Level 1 processing?
>Complex for WHAT? What are you trying to do?

Sorting and double-click word selection, for instance. Global recognition
for find-and-replace.

>Iteration is simply
>iteration... Computers do it better than we do, so what if you have to keep
>iterating on something? Infinite lookahead is not "difficult" and it doesn't
>make anything more complex; it just takes the machine more iterations...

No loss of processing efficiency?

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