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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Gorille 0.3

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On Thu, 2002-01-10 at 14:23, John Cowan wrote:
> Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> > Surrogate pairs are very tricky critters that seem to me to require 
> > substantially more programming care than any other aspect of Unicode, 
> > and I suspect that developers will be cursing them for a long time to come.
> When you are using a language that hard-codes "char" to mean "16 bits",
> then yes.

It beats 8 bits, certainly, but...

Just in curiosity, what languages support 32-bit characters?  (I tend to
live in Java and various scripting languages.)
> > The testing I've been able to perform so far is pretty crude stuff.  If 
> > anyone with more experience in Unicode or better tools for creating test 
> > documents has time to explore this work, I'd greatly appreciate it.  As 
> > XML 1.0 parsers already perform some of this testing, creating tests 
> > that go outside of those bounds and reach gorille (not just the parser) 
> > is tricky.
> IIRC, Aelfred (not Aelfred2) doesn't actually check these things.
> A JAXP wrapper for it might be useful.

Yet another good project.  I can probably just plug it into the SAX2
adapter classes, when I find more time for this.
Simon St.Laurent
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