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Re: Simplest Possible Way To Disable Unicodeby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on May 24, 2011 at 03:40 UTC||Need Help??|
If I do pack 'C*', 257;, I am explicitly stating that I am packing 8-bit byte date, not f****** "wide characters", and if the numeric value is greater than 8-bits, it should be silently truncated.
If I want to pack wide characters, I can use the U template. I don't need or want those two data types conflated.
More to the point, I think unicode should be explicitly enabled by those that need it, not have to be disabled by those that don't.
IF it were possible for unicode to be used transparently, then it might make some sense to enable it by default, but since it cannot, it doesn't.
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