Unicode, strings, and Show

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 03:08:28 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 11:03 PM, Carter Schonwald <
carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:

> One point in the design space that the swift language does, which seems
> intersting at least to me, is to have the notion of a character be backed
> by a Unicode grapheme cluster, which is a character like sequence of
> Unicode code points.  Would library support for this at all help this
> discussion or problem?

That's also Perl 6's solution. But in this case it would not help because
it's still living in Unicode space and not the I/O locale that is the
destination for the character.

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