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6.0 string proposal


We had talked earlier about throwing the wxWidgets UTF8 compile switch to get rid of our wxString re-entrancy problems.  However, I noticed that the 6.0 work packages doc includes an item for std::string-ization of the BOARD.  (While a lot more work, this is a better solution because it also increases our gui-toolkit-choice flexibility.)

I’d like to propose that we use std::wstring for that.  UTF8 should *only* be an encoding format (similar to s-expr).  It should never be used internally.  That’s what unicode wchar_t’s are for.

And I’d like to propose that we extend std::wstring-ization to SCH_ITEM and LIB_ITEM.  (Then we can get rid of a bunch of our ugly mutex hacks.)

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