[TUHS] Character sets

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Mon Mar 28 07:49:43 AEST 2016

On Sunday, 27 March 2016 at 13:47:43 +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On 2016-03-27 13:29, John Cowan wrote:
>> Johnny Billquist scripsit:
>>> On 2016-03-27 08:18, Greg 'groggy' Lehey<grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>>>> Isn't it wonderful that we no longer have issues with character
>>>> representation?
>>> I hope that comment was meant as a joke, ironic, cynical, or whatever...
>> Undoubtedly.  But things *are* much better than they used to be:
>> we can now do everything within a single character set, and convert
>> only at the boundaries (and increasingly, only in one direction).
> Haha. Yes... Except that you now have multiple representations of each
> character within one character set. So what has improved???

In the Good Old Days, characters were all the same size, and you could
do nice, simple things like

  while (*c && *c++ != " ");

Now you need a whole library to do the same thing.

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