[swift-evolution] String type re-evaluation

Dave Abrahams dabrahams at apple.com
Tue Feb 23 13:15:10 CST 2016

on Mon Feb 22 2016, Norbert Lindenberg <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:

> In the discussion of “SE-0027 Expose code unit initializers on
> String”, Dave Abrahams and Doug Gregor alluded to a re-evaluation of
> the String type [1, 2]. Is any information available already about
> this re-evaluation? 

I'm sorry to say we don't have any information for you yet.

> I’m particularly interested in whether it includes changes to the
> definition of Character, whose current tie to extended grapheme
> clusters is quite problematic for some Brahmic scripts.

That's certainly on the table.  I'd very much like to know more about
these problems so we can address them.  Care to fill in the details?

> Thanks,
> Norbert
> [1] https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20160215/010276.html
> [2] https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20160222/010875.html
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