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Re: revised w/nocase text, considering titlecase and cased

Alex Shinn scripsit:

>   As a special case, the pre-defined named character sets
>   upper and lower (and their aliases upper-case and lower-case)
>   are defined to match all characters with the cased property (L&).
>   Note also all other pre-defined named character sets are
>   equivalent to themselves under w/nocase.
>   Rationale: The differences between the case insensitive
>   lower and upper and the cased property are few and unlikely
>   to match user intention.  Moreover, unlike the algorithmically
>   mapped upper and lower char-sets, the cased property is
>   readily available in most Unicode implementations.

Looks good to me.

I think this language should also be added:

    Note that placing a sequence consisting of a base character
    and combining characters into a character string representing
    a character set will not do what the user probably expects;
    it will create a character set pattern containing the base
    character and the combining character(s) as alternatives.
    For the same reason, it is inadvisable to apply Unicode
    normalization to such strings.

> And the only realistic alternative I can see is making this
> special case optional, so that either behavior is correct.

Too much flexibility, I think.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan@xxxxxxxx
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