[Development] QUtf8String{, View}

Giuseppe D'Angelo giuseppe.dangelo at kdab.com
Sat May 16 21:54:33 CEST 2020

On 5/16/20 6:16 PM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> That opens a philosophical question. In:
>      QString s = u"a a\u0301"; // U+0301 COMBINING ACUTE ACCENT
>      s.replace('a', 'b');
> Should we now have a b with accent? (b́)

It's not philosophical at all, it's a defining question: at which level 
does QString operate? It does not operate at the EGC level, it operates 
at the UTF-16 level. (Proof: s.size() above is 4). Hence, the replace() 
above is merely replacing 0x0061 with 0x0062 in the char16_t-like storage.

My 2 c,
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