Re: g_malloc overhead

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:43:57 +0100
Martín Vales <martin opengeomap org> wrote:

> Other overhead i see is the open dir/file funtions, where in windows we 
> need do the utf8 to utf16 everytime in windows. If JAVA,.NET and Qt use 
> utf16 by default why in gnome world we use utf8 by default?.

Probably one of the biggest reasons, is that UTF-8 does not use \0
octets, whereas UTF-16 does. This means that UTF-8 data can transparently
pass through all of the usual str*() functions in C, such as strlen(),
strcpy(), etc...

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans

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