On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 07:59:31PM -0500, John M. Dlugosz wrote:
> No, a few million code points in the Unicode standard can produce an
> arbitrary number of unique grapheme clusters, since you can apply as
> many modifiers as you like to each different base character. If you
> allow multiples, the total is unbounded.
> A small program, which ought to go into the test suite <g>, can generate
> >4G distinct grapheme clusters, one at a time.
That precise behavior is what I was characterizing as a DoS attack. :)
So in my head it falls into the Doctor-it-hurts-when-I-do-this category.