Subject: Re: [SG16-Unicode] std::byte based I/O library
From: Corentin (corentin.jabot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-07 03:57:26
Ideally, we need 3 separate things:
1/ A way to read/write byte streams
2/ A way to transcode to/from non-unicode encoding
3/ A way to determine the encoding expected by a given stream.
The later is in the general case not possible, and it might not be
generically possible for simple things like console i/o.
I think the only sane way forward is to by default assume utf8 everywhere
and work with os vendors to ensure they have the same defaults.
I think 1/ falls entirely outside of the scope of SG16
On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:05 Peter Bindels <peterbindels_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Was this not most of what Niall Douglas' proposal was for alternate
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2019 at 09:12, Bryce Adelstein Lelbach aka wash <
> brycelelbach_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I agree; a new io library is a high priority thing for me.
>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 5:44 AM Lyberta <lyberta_at_[hidden] wrote:
>>> Since we introduced char8_t but not char8_t-based streams, early users
>>> of char8_t will face significant difficulties working with char8_t based
>>> data. I think we should let iostreams die and think of something simpler
>>> that uses std::byte and then build text I/O on top of it.
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