Re: Getting A Newb Started

From: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2008 - 00:51:27 CDT

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    -On [20080707 21:52], William J Poser ( wrote:
    >There seem to be religious views on this question, but my own practice is
    >to use UTF-32 internally in almost all cases. Yes, it takes more memory
    >than UTF-8, but the modest additional memory usage doesn't really matter
    >much. On the other hand, dealing with UTF-32 is much easier and less error
    >prone than dealing with UTF-8. Every four bytes is a character. You can do
    >simple array arithmetic, simple calculations of how much memory you need
    >to allocate, etc.

    We recently tested this with Trac and a Python with 2-byte and 4-byte
    storage. Additional memory consumption was less than 5% for this web
    application. And given it's an issue tracker with integrated wiki it uses a
    lot of strings.

    Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
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