Re: Handling of Surrogates

From: Sam Mason (
Date: Fri Apr 17 2009 - 06:32:56 CDT

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    On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 01:04:30PM -0700, Asmus Freytag wrote:
    > What should definitely result in an error is to write '\U0000D800'
    > because the 8-byte form is to be understood as UTF-32, and in that
    > context there would be an issue.

    That strikes me at too pedantic; if we did that should we also reject
    the number one when spelled as '00000000001'?

    As far as I understand, \U is just about giving you space to write a
    value biger than 0xffff without having to resort to surrogate pairs.


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