On 2018-05-16 17:13, Eric Fischer wrote:
I also found wcwidth to be a bad performance bottleneck in my multibyte
branch of coreutils. To fix the problem in my branch, I added a cache of the widths returned for characters in the range from 0 to UCHAR_MAX (which perhaps should also be widened to include a few other common alphabets).
The caching code is at the bottom of


In what situation are there printable characters in the range [0, UCHAR_MAX) that
have a width > 1?

The lowest-numbered Unicode character that requires two spaces is U+1100, I think.


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