Re: Handling of Surrogates

From: John W Kennedy (
Date: Fri Apr 17 2009 - 11:14:50 CDT

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    On Apr 17, 2009, at 7:32 AM, Sam Mason wrote:

    > 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'?

    Quite a few programming languages will reject '00000000008'.

    John W Kennedy
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