Full Unicode strings strawman

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon May 16 19:22:47 PDT 2011


On 5/16/11 10:20 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
>> That seems like it'll make it very easy to introduce strings that are a mix of the two via concatenation....
>
> Some implementations already use tree structures to represent strings that are built via concatenation.  It would be straight forward to have such a tree string representation where some segments have 16-bit cells and others 32-bit (or even 8-bit) cells. That is probably how I would present any long string that that contained only a few supplemental characters.

I'm not talking about the implementation end.  I can see how I'd 
implement this stuff, or make Luke implement it or something.  What I 
don't see is how the JS program author can sanely work with the result.

-Boris


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