[Dlang-study] [rcstring] Defining rcstring

Walter Bright walter at digitalmars.com
Sat Feb 6 17:05:15 PST 2016

On 2/6/2016 2:28 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 2/2/2016 8:46 PM, Михаил Страшун wrote:
> > When it comes to encoding, there is also issue of how lacking is current 
> support of non-UTF encodings in Phobos.
> This is a deliberate choice. Phobos is designed so that UTF is the only 
> encoding supported. Other encodings are expected to:
>    other => toUTF => usePhobos => toOther
> i.e. translate to UTF, do the processing, and then translate back to whatever 
> encoding is desired.
> I have experience with other encodings, like Shift-JIS. May they all burn in 
> hell. If you think that people forgetting they are dealing with UTF being a 
> problem, imagine all the other encodings, and their peculiar weirdnesses that 
> **** up every piece of code that is not explicitly set up to handle them.

As events in the last 15 years unfolded, it appears to be a mistake that we even 
support wchar and dchar.

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