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- Subject: Re: GSoC 2010 Project Ideas
- From: Majic <majic.one@...>
- Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 13:10:42 -0800
Understandable... I appreciate the directness :) Just a shame...
guess I'm using Lua more to fill the void Perl left, than as an actual
embedded language for working on objects instead of text, my fault
On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 1:01 AM, Jacques Chester <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 06/02/2010, at 4:52 PM, Majic wrote:
>> I *really* wish Lua strings were not byte-by-byte operated-on.....wish
>> unicode-safe operations were safe in the string "namespace". Wish
>> that were a GSoC Lua project...never done GSoC, so I don't know how
>> it's done. :( Oh well, hopefully someone else feels similarly? Lua
>> is fantastic but does anyone think character arrays cut it? I think
>> wchar_t is only big enough to fit the character for the current
>> locale... Would sleep safer at night if it at least supported that.
> I think this question / observation / wish is so commonly
> stated that Lua should output a link to the relevant FAQ
> entry every time you call a function that handles strings.
> But the very short answers are
> 1. You can get seamless unicode support from multiple libraries, and
> 2. Unicode is not included in ANSI C and is therefore outside
> of Lua's stated compatibility target.
> I do not mean to insult you as I once wondered the same thing;
> but within Lua's heritage the decision is perfectly logical.