Re: Non-ascii string processing?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Oct 06 2003 - 22:34:49 CST

Jill Ramonsky <Jill dot Ramonsky at Aculab dot com> wrote:

> But then, a default grapheme cluster might theoretically require up to
> 16 Unicode characters. (Maybe more, I don't know). Even bit-packed to
> 21 bits per character, that still gives us 336 bits. So I conclude
> that our string processing functions could go a lot faster if only
> we'd all use UTF-336. Er....?

If only I had a bit more spare time, Jill. You do NOT want to get me
started... >:-)

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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