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

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Thu Sep 27 03:38:23 EDT 2007

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 07:26:07AM +0000, Aaron Denney wrote:
> On 2007-09-27, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Combining characters are not an issue here, just the surrogate pairs,
> > because we're discussing representations of sequences of Chars (Unicode
> > code points).
> You'll never want to combine combining characters or vice-versa?  Never
> want to figure out how much screen space a sequence will take?  It _is_
> an issue.

It's an issue for a higher layer, not for a compact String representation.

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