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Re: Surrogates and character representation

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William D Clinger scripsit:
> Per Bothner wrote:
>  > Random accesses to a position in a string that has not
>  > been previously accessed is not in itself useful.
> Untrue.  The Boyer-Moore algorithm for fast string
> searching uses random accesses to positions that have
> not been previously accessed [1].

Another use case, archaic as it may seem, is still important: processing
fixed-length fields in text files.

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