On Friday, 3 June 2016 at 06:37:59 UTC, Rory McGuire wrote:
This dpaste shows a couple of issues with combining chars in D.
The compiler actually can't handle a combining character
literal either. see line 10.
Your paste behaves as expected: the "character" types in D are
defined as single Unicode code units. By definition, the NFD form
of "é" is not a single code unit. You would need to use a
Grapheme or [w|d]string for that.
(Of course, one might reasonably question how useful our built-in
character types actually are compared to ubyte/ushort/uint.)