Re: Zero termination

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Mon Jun 29 2009 - 20:42:02 CDT

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    Doug Ewell wrote:
    > I think the original poster's point was that he didn't know what his
    > input would look like, let alone have control over it.

    Right. But the point is, U+0000 is a valid Unicode codepoint, the NULL.
    It may be part of a Unicode string. It may be of limited use, but it is
    a codepoint. Using a codepoint for termination is not the best idea.

    U+FFFF is not a valid Unicode codepoint, it's not part of Unicode. It
    may not be part of a Unicode string. So by definition, it can be used
    for termination.

    Adam Twardoch
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