richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Tue Jun 3 02:31:46 CDT 2014
On Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:21:38 -0700
David Starner <prosfilaes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Richard Wordingham
> <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > Using 99 = (3 +
> > 32 + 64) PUA characters, one can ape UTF-16 surrogates and encode:
> What's the point? If we can use the PUA, then we don't need the
> noncharacters; we can just use the PUA directly. If we have to play
> around with remapping them, they're pointless; they're no easier to
> use in that case then ESC or '\' or PUA characters.
A search for two 2-character string '\n' would also find a substring
of 4-character string 'a\\n'. The PUA is in general not available for
general utilities to make special use of.
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