Re: Getting A Newb Started

From: William J Poser (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2008 - 21:20:54 CDT

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    >Writing your code with the assumption that you're dealing with BMP-
    >only is nonetheless still a bad idea, since the day will inevitably
    >come when you want to re-use it in a situation where the assumption is
    >false. Best to write for Unicode with as much generality as possible
    >from the get-go rather than having to rewrite later.

    I myself have written virtually nothing limited to the BMP, but
    I can see doing it if the code is specific, say, to a language
    within the BMP. The one situation in which I have written
    BMP-only code is for extending a scripting language that is
    restricted to the BMP.


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