Request for Discussion: SAX 1.0 in C++
mlepage at antimeta.com
Thu Dec 16 02:36:59 GMT 1999
Steinar Bang wrote:
> >>>>> roddey at us.ibm.com:
> This statement:
> > ... If it were up to me, I'd say use every modern service of C++ and
> > those who don't have compliant C++ implementation can have a good reason to
> > get one.
> conflicts with this statement:
> > 2) We would prefer that all data come out of the SAX interfaces as
> > raw wchar_t strings. This is the most flexible mechanism and does
> > not lock people into using any particular implementation of a string
> > object. It also has the highest potential performance for those
> > folks who never need to put it into anything more formal than a raw
> > array.
> std::basic_string<> _is_ a modern service of C++, and a pretty good
> one from an API point of view.
> Personally I say: use std::basic_string<> and death to all other
> string representations in C++.
Agreed. I don't see why you need to obviate the C++ standard library
string. If it's that bad, upgrade your compiler environment (e.g.
Windows) or install an entirely new one (e.g. STLport and the like).
Minion open source game, RTS game programming, etc.
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