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Re: using isalpha/isalnum in locale-independent code

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-11-26 01:34:11 CET

Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

>On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, [UTF-8] Branko �^Libej wrote:
>>No, you're not being paranoid. Ideally, we'd need a set of
>>classification functions that are Unicode-aware. For example, the code
>>that parses a "-rN[:M]" option doesn't know that ASCII 0-9 aren't the
>>only digits in Unicode. Of course it's debatable whether or not
>>Subversion should accept such non-ASCII numbers.
>>I think it would be best if we created our own set of svn_utf_is*
>>functions that would only work on the ASCII subset and always use those
>>when dealing with UTF-8 strings.
>Maybe svn_ascii_is*, since svn_utf_is would imply that they work for the
>whole UTF-8 range.
The functions _do_ need to work with UTF-8 at some point. Besides, the
very idea of using "ascii" in the function name turns my stomach. :-)

-- Brane

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