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Date: 2001-01-11 (17:38)
From: Dave Berry <dave@k...>
Subject: Unicode (was RE: JIT-compilation for OCaml?)
I thought Unicode was a recognised subset of ISO-10646, corresponding to the
range 0-2^16.  Also, don't Windows NT/2000 use Unicode?  

My knowledge of C/C++ is probably out of date, but I thought they just used
the wide character type, without requiring a particular internal
representation.  In what way do ISO C/C++ support ISO-10646?

(I realise this isn't directly on-topic, but it may be relevant for future
extensions to OCaml?)


-----Original Message-----
From: John Max Skaller []
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 7:01
To: Dave Berry
Cc: Markus Mottl; OCAML
Subject: Re: JIT-compilation for OCaml?

Dave Berry wrote:
> This view seems extreme to me.  Certainly the Java type system has faults
> lack of generics being one, lack of enumerated types another, and various
> other points as well.  But surely Unicode is a useful de facto standard?

	No. Unicode was abandoned years ago: there is an 'offical'
ISO Standard: ISO-10646. There are 2^31 code points, unlike
Unicode's 2^16, which is already barely adequate. ISO C and ISO C++
support ISO-10646. Linux runs ISO-10646 (via UTF-8).