richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 13 13:44:39 CDT 2015
On Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:08:28 +0200
Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at macchiato.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Richard Wordingham <
> richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > Rather the question must be the unwieldy one of how
> > many scalar values and lone surrogates it contains in total.
> That may be the question in theory; in practice no programming
> language is going to support APIs like that.
And then exhibits such an API in Java!
> // for the last, could just call: *count = (int) test.codePoints().count();*
The challenge is rather one of expressing the task.
Perhaps: "What is the sum of the number of scalar values and the
number of lone surrogates in this Unicode 16-bit string?"
Maybe even: "What is the sum of the numbers of non-surrogate
codepoints, surrogate pairs and lone surrogates in this Unicode 16-bit
It's slightly less unwieldy in the context I actually want the
expression - "Go back for a grand total of x non-surrogate codepoints,
surrogate pairs or lone surrogates."
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