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Re: [yast-devel] Re: YCP substring() Was: YCP String operator [] and UTF-8
On Tue, Apr 03, 2012 at 11:33:09AM +0200, Klaus Kaempf wrote:
* Ladislav Slezak <lslezak@xxxxxxx> [Apr 03. 2012 11:10]:

I used substring() to get one character. So the problematic call is

substring("áa", 1, 1);

which returns "\0xF1" instead of "a" as I expected.

The documentation does not tell whether the substring() argument units are
bytes or characters.

So any opinions on changing this call? Is the UTF-8 assumption also valid

Yes. sub_string_ is operating on strings and strings are defined to be
UTF-8 encoded.

Generally I agree that strings in YCP are UTF-8 encoded and
functions should respect this.

But simply fixing the functions might require converting from
UTF-8 to wstring and back in every function and that sounds very
costly. E.g. the size functions in YCP converts the string to
wstring. When I noticed that and saw how many time
size(string) == 0 is used I added an isempty function in YCP.

Could be that using wstring internally in YCPString is the better


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