Posted Mar 25, 2010 12:48 UTC (Thu) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
In reply to: UTF-16 by ikm
Parent article: Resetting PHP 6
Unicode and i18n is a long history of "but this thing people write in real life is hard, can't I simplify it to make my latin-oriented code simpler?"
And a few years later the pressure has mounted enough you do need to process the real thing, not a simplified model, and you need to do the work you didn't want to do in the first place *and* handle all the weird cases your previous shortcuts generated.
The "good enough" i18n school has been a major waste of development so far. It has proven again and again to be shortsighted