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From:
Joseph Brenner
Date:
September 24, 2020 18:14
Subject:
Re: "ICU - International Components for Unicode"
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CAFfgvXUMo+Ceqg-DMpT3krdNqOpRjFtcK+v-zJpby5j-EdW+bg@mail.gmail.com
Elizabeth Mattijsen <liz@dijkmat.nl> wrote:
> https://www.codesections.com/blog/raku-unicode/

Thanks, yes I was just reading through that.  It makes it clear that
the "Unicode Character Database" is built-in to the MoarVM, but I'm
not that clear what the ICU libraries do for you, and I thought there
might be some point in using them for something or other.


On 9/24/20, Elizabeth Mattijsen <liz@dijkmat.nl> wrote:
> https://www.codesections.com/blog/raku-unicode/
>
>> On 24 Sep 2020, at 20:00, Joseph Brenner <doomvox@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm not sure myself, but my first guess would be probably not...I
>> *think*  Raku is doing it's own Unicode thing, and isn't using any
>> system ICU libraries (but I'm willing to stand corrected on that).
>>
>> As far as perl (the-language-formerly-known-as-perl5) is concerned:
>>
>> That page http://site.icu-project.org/related is a little strange in
>> any case.  If you follow the links for "perl" it goes to J. Briggs
>> personal web page, and if you comb through that there's a link to his
>> PICU just in tarball form.  He has a CPAN account, but doesn't seem to
>> have put this code there.
>>
>> (On the other hand there's this cpan module that uses the system icu
>> libraries:   https://metacpan.org/pod/Unicode::Transliterate)
>>
>> Anyway, I don't think perl has an ICU dependency either, it does it's
>> own unicode thing as well (i.e. the Unicode "database" ships with it).
>>
>>
>> On 9/24/20, William Michels <wjm1@caa.columbia.edu> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I stumbled across the "ICU - International Components for Unicode"
>>> website:
>>>
>>> http://site.icu-project.org/
>>> https://github.com/unicode-org/icu
>>>
>>> There's a list of programming languages using the ICU libraries here:
>>>
>>> http://site.icu-project.org/related
>>>
>>> Should Raku be added to the list above?
>>> I see Perl and Parrot listed, but not Raku.
>>>
>>> Best, Bill.
>>>
>

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