LegacyStrings.jl

Legacy Unicode string types
Popularity
6 Stars
Updated Last
1 Year Ago
Started In
June 2016

LegacyStrings

Travis CI Build Status AppVeyor Build Status

Julia 0.5 Status Julia 0.6 Status Julia 0.7 Status

The LegacyStrings package provides compatibility string types from Julia 0.5 (and earlier), which were removed in subsequent versions, including:

  • ASCIIString: a single-byte-per character string type that can only hold ASCII string data.
  • UTF8String: a string type with single byte code units (UInt8), encoding strings as UTF-8.
  • UTF16String: a string type with two-byte native-endian code units (UInt16), encoding strings as UTF-16.
  • UTF32String: a string type with four-byte native-endian code units (UInt32), encoding strings as UTF-32.
  • ByteString: a type alias for Union{ASCIIString,UTF8String}, i.e. strings that can be passed to C directly.
  • WString: an alias for UTF16String if Cwchart_t is two bytes (i.e. Windows) or UTF32String otherwise.
  • RepString: a string type for efficient handling of repeated strings.

LegacyStrings also defines and exports converter functions for these types, i.e.:

  • ascii: convert to ASCIIString; since Base exports an ascii function as well, you must explicitly do import LegacyStrings: ascii or write LegacyStrings.ascii in order to use this function rather than Base.ascii.
  • utf8: convert to UTF8String.
  • utf16: convert to UTF16String.
  • utf32: convert to UTF32String.
  • wstring: alias for utf16 or utf32 according to what WString is an alias to.

Required Packages

Used By Packages

No packages found.