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Tim Bray wrote:
> Conclusion: somewhat to my surprise, I find that for a lot
> of C tasks, you can keep your text in UTF-8 and work with
> it that way very efficiently.
Absolutely. Plan 9, which is a Unix-style UTF-8-based
research OS, has the following interesting statistic:
Of the 170 C source programs in the top
levels of /sys/src/cmd, only 23 now contain
the word Rune [i.e. "wide character"].
--"Hello World [...]"
Rob Pike and Ken Thompson
(or .ps or .pdf, which are more readable)
All the rest process text (including files, pipes,
command arguments) solely in UTF-8 format.
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