- Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2018 16:56:35 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: utf
On Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 10:51:43PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Ben Caradoc-Davies (2018-04-04):
> > What is the length of a
> > string?
> When is that relevant?
When you're trying to display one on a screen, or print one on paper.
When you've been asked to find the longest/shortest string from a list.
When you've been asked to sort a list of strings by length.
Or in other words, basically every time you do anything with the string
at all other than blindly byte-copying it to a different place in memory.