[ENH] CharacterTimes-rsb

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Wed Jun 23 14:08:10 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 23 June 2004 02:37, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> [...]
> Unicode is a real pain in many ways.  For example, in ASCII and
> MacRoman, aString asLowercase size = asString asUppercase size
> but in Unicode this is not in general true.  In particular, there are
> quite a few Unicode characters where case-shifting must deliver a
> String, not a Character.  Dealing with Unicode is so much simpler if
> you don't even try to deal with Characters, only with Strings.  (And
> yes, I have tried to design Unicode character and string classes for
> Smalltalk.  Ouch.)

Just a quick note - Self doesn't have characters, but allows strings of 
length 1 to be used in that role. There may be some subtle problems 
lurking in this system, but I found it simple and nice for what I do.

-- Jecel

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