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Re: Locale-related questions

On Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:01:40 +0100
Nicolas George <george@nsup.org> wrote:

> (Sun is also responsible for making java's char type 16-bits and strings
> UTF-16. This is another case of headdesk, or possibly headwall, although
> entirely unrelated to the wchar_t issue. For those who do not know,
> basically UTF-16 manages to combine almost all the drawbacks of UTF-8 with
> almost all the drawbacks of UCS-4, plus a whole bunch of drawbacks of its
> own.)

This is a fine example of putting one's thoughts into words perfectly, leaving no doubt as to the intent. It's usually difficult, but clearly not impossible. :)


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