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Asko Kauppi wrote:
> Make that apply to strings as well?
> As a quick example, would allow UTF-8 strings to be returning the  
> real length (in characters); not the number of bytes.

Please do not reopen this discussion again:

UTF-8 gives rise to multiple measures of 'length'. So you need
multiple operators or functions anyway. The most appropriate
choice for #s is the definition which is common to all strings.
And this is the length in bytes. No need to override this.

BTW: The length in characters is mostly meaningless for UTF-8.
     You probably want glyphs or screen real-estate.