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revised what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
Instead they prefer spending time on the fun things like creating code points for "poker cards" and really cute emojis unicode.org/versions/Unicode6.1.0 which by the way aren't part of any language under the sun and by the way too, are going out of scope of what they were borned to do.
Feb
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
need a better encoding system. A system that does one thing and one thing well en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy, in essence it should focus on assigning code points and forget about encoding issues. Why don't the Unicode people understand what's divide-and-conquer? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divide_and_conquer
Feb
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
code points stackoverflow.com/q/9047318/632951), now we wouldn't be talking about allographs, diagraphs, graphemes, ligatures, grapheme clusters, glyphs etc etc. Yes the encoding issue would still persist, but compared to this Unicode mess of having code points all over the place and used for multiple purposes, encoding issues are nonexistent. Seriously Unicode Is Flawed, we
Feb
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
The problem I have with unicode is that they are trying to do too many things. End up, they do things half-assedly. For example, unicode actually wants other people to tailor and invent algorithms for determining user-perceived-characters when that exactly is what they should have been doing. I've certainly not heard of anyone who actually did any tailoring for Unicode (unless its Apple/Google/MS etc). This is crazy, if all they did was KISSS and assigned one code point to every user-perceived character (which now I believe is possible having over a million
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
So in fact if we scraped the idea of UTF-16 and extend codepoint to 2^32, we could actually have enough space to incorporate all natural languages and a few art language ? Btw what's the solution to that real problem? Or what solutions can we use to attempt to solve that problem?
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accepted What is the reason for creating the symbols ∞ on the client side?
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
In fact the standard could have taken 32 bits for each code point, in such a way that they will never "run out of code points" (2^32 possible points)
Dec
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comment what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
Yes but at times some standards are so horrible to live with it. Unicode has way way too many flaws. No one gets it right. Not even Microsoft nor Google. We should disband it for a simpler standard that actually has a chance of getting things right.
Dec
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asked what limitation will we face if each user-perceived character is assigned to one codepoint?
Nov
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comment Should UTF-16 be considered harmful?
bmp and astral is not the real issue. But allowing accented characters to have a separate diacritic is horrible. The guy who even thought of that idea deserved to have his head flushed in the toiletbowl
Nov
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comment Using “catching exceptions” to improve readability, Good or Bad?
Btw I was wondering how do we justify the EOFException which DataStreams uses to detect an end of line (end of line isn't exceptional is it) as demonstrated in docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/essential/io/datastreams.html ?
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comment Using “catching exceptions” to improve readability, Good or Bad?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen of course I was reading the book and don't have a real "test case" to measure.. but if we do measure it in a contrived code then obviously there's a performance penalty then
Nov
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accepted Using “catching exceptions” to improve readability, Good or Bad?
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comment Using “catching exceptions” to improve readability, Good or Bad?
I come from .NET so pardon my knowledge of Java, but I have personally experienced catching exceptions in .NET causing insane delays (magnitude of seconds) which were fixed by removing "catching-exception code"..
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