[Haskell-cafe] Re: PROPOSAL: New efficient Unicode string library.

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Thu Sep 27 02:55:38 EDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 11:25:30AM +0100, Tony Finch wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Aaron Denney wrote:
> > It's true that time-wise there are definite issues in finding character
> > boundaries.
> UTF-16 has no advantage over UTF-8 in this respect, because of surrogate
> pairs and combining characters.

Combining characters are not an issue here, just the surrogate pairs,
because we're discussing representations of sequences of Chars (Unicode
code points).

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