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comment What is the difference between btree and rtree indexing?
Cool, thanks =) Are there other structures besides these 3, or planned structures in the near future?
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comment What is the difference between btree and rtree indexing?
Does MySQL support Rtrees?
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comment “Interface” vs. “layer”
So what's the difference between interface and protocol ?
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comment What limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
@tchrist As in your example, in Greek, we can't simply combine a Ω + ´ + ` + ῾ because it doesn't belong to that language. I grant that you can combine Ω with ´ because it is valid in Greek. I grant that you can combine Ι + ´ + ¨ because it is valid as well. But combinations aren't arbitrary in a natural language. Even after adding all possible variations of diacritic combinations, Greek has only 188 characters. What's wrong with giving each of them a unique code point?
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comment What limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
@tchrist For example, in Japanese we can't simply combine a + + because it doesn't make any sense in that language. Yes I'm aware Unicode allows us to combine a + + , my argument is that that shouldn't have happened in the first place. Unicode should have just assigned a unique code point to each character for the ~7000 natural languages used on Earth.
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comment What limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
@tchrist I hope we attack the argument and not the person. Your argument is that they are valid because they are legit Unicode extended grapheme clusters. My argument is that Unicode shouldn't have made them legit because the result isn't a valid character in any natural language at all. Math notations, emoticons, elf languages, and IPA transcriptions are irrelevant to the argument. I'm arguing against using diacritics for the ~7000 natural languages used on Earth. goo.gl/lq7Xd, goo.gl/C2dn