recognizing asciiz, utf ...

Daniel Keep daniel.keep.lists at
Fri Mar 13 17:38:17 PDT 2009

newbee wrote:
> Jarrett Billingsley Wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 3:04 PM, newbee <newbee at> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> How does one check for asciiz, utf ...?
>>> I do get a buffer with characters as parameter in a function, but i don�t know if it is asciiz or utf or wchar. Is it possible to find out in dmd1 and dmd2?
>>> Any help is appreciated.
>> How are you getting this buffer?  What type is it, char[]?  D strings
>> are supposed to be Unicode, always.  If you read the data in from a
>> file, there's little to no guarantee as to what encoding it is (unless
>> it started with a Unicode BOM).
>> If you have a zero-terminated char* that a C function gives you, you
>> can turn it into a D string with std.string.toString (Phobos) or
>> tango.stdc.stringz.fromStringz (Tango).
> i get it from a tcp buffer and do not know in advace if it is char[], asciiz or wchar. is it possible to check for that?

If you're getting data from a network connection and you have no idea
what it is, then the language certainly isn't going to help you with that.

Perhaps reading the documentation for the network protocol is in order? :P

  -- Daniel

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