From: Mike (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2006 - 15:02:05 CDT
>> Internally I use an unsigned int to hold code points, avoiding the
>> uncertainty of wchar_t.
> "unsigned int" is not the adequate datatype
Now why did I *know* you would answer back with this? ;-)
I happen to agree with you that there should be standard definitions
of fixed-sized integer types, such as uint32, but the fact that it
doesn't have them is not the major imperfection you claim it to be.
Note that in C#, one of your pet languages, a char is only 16 bits,
and a string is an array of char, so it is not ideal for Unicode.
> As long as C/C++ will persist being used in application programming,
> there will be resistance to maintain legacy 7/8-bit character encodings.
This is a stretch.
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