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

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Sep 27 15:15:20 EDT 2007

In message <Pine.LNX.4.64.0709271937140.18673 at hermes-2.csi.cam.ac.uk> Tony Finch
<dot at dotat.at> writes:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Ross Paterson wrote:
> >
> > Combining characters are not an issue here, just the surrogate pairs,
> > because we're discussing representations of sequences of Chars (Unicode
> > code points).
> I dislike referring to unicode code points as "characters" because that
> tends to imply a lot of invalid simplifications.

Just to be pedantic, Ross did say Char not character. A Char is defined in the
Haskell report as a Unicode code point. As you say, that does not directly
correspond to what many people think of as a character due to combining
characters etc.


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