[sword-devel] for the love of unicode

Stuart D. Gathman sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 16 Jun 2001 12:08:00 -0400

Chris Little wrote:

> The per-character encoding filters are not going too well.  I tried an
> STL map and after about 15 minutes, gcc crashed.  So I tried a simple
> array, even though it would have to be 21000 shorts in size despite
> containing only 7000 actual codepoints.  After about 15 minutes, gcc
> crashed with that too.  So that leaves me with a giant switch as the
> only option I can think of that actually works.  Breaking it up into a
> high-byte switch and numerous smaller low-byte switches might ease the
> compiler's workload somewhat and simplify the jump tables, but I don't
> know anything about compilers so I'm just guessing.

For large tables, use a "resource" file.  Read the array of short from a
file.  Parsing a text file is the simplest for cross platform, but a binary
file can be preparsed as part of the build.

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