On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 11:03 PM, John Joyce
> I see it as a useful thing to have predefined character sets that don't need
> to be managed.
So you just want more things like +whitespaceCharacterSet? That makes sense.
> At the very least, I will probably submit a radar on adding locale-specific
> standard sets.
> The standard set is woefully Latin-centric.
> Many languages do not use whitespace the same way (generally as word
> I know, some of this leads to things like tokenization.
Well, in that specific instance, you should not be doing word
splitting yourself. You should instead use CFStringTokenizer.
> Point being, if we look beyond English and Western Europe, and consider how
> much of programming is pushing text around, it certainly seems like a
> logical expansion that would be of benefit to a lot of people.
> Maybe it's just me, not trying to hog the list.
At some point you have to decide that it isn't worth adding more API.
I certainly would not want NSCharacterSet to expose the power set of
all Unicode characters.
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