[containers-users] Possible additions to Containers and Friends

Simon Cruanes simon.cruanes.2007 at m4x.org
Sat Feb 24 18:21:52 GMT 2018

Le Sat, 24 Feb 2018, Drup wrote:
> Shouldn't we just standardize on bunzli's libraries (including the new
> https://github.com/dbuenzli/utext) instead of trying to re-write code that
> usually ends up being quite subtle in each standard library ?

We could build on uutf, it's relatively small and doesn't have too many
deps. However, I also don't think utf8 is that complicated that we
couldn't just redo the codepoint<-> byte conversions in a simpler (and
arguably lower overhead) way. In particular,
`Utf8string.to_seq : t -> codepoint sequence` could be faster than
calling uutf with all its poly variants.

For utext, meh. It's not stable yet, and relies on a complicated non
standard underlying vec structure. Ustring (or Utf8string, possibly, as
it's the only reasonable string to support) should be a (possibly
private) alias to string. There should be a similar Utf8buffer where you
can push/pop codepoints and append other Utf8buffers.

Simon Cruanes

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