The .NET framework works by default with UTF16. We need not think about limiting to ASCII, because we're no longer limited by the space on a floppy. Not much to gain there, and hardly worth the money for the time spent on it.
Member 7989122 wrote:I see a lot of areas where computer guys are rather unwilling to seriously assess the commonly used solutions, asking critically if they really are the best. Textual encoding is one of those. We use it because that's the way we do it. Because textual encoding is there, not because it came out with the highest evaluation score.
And no, you don't go back questioning the design of the screws if you're building a car. You take the industry standard, take a brief glance at other screws, and try realize there's a reason why it is the current standard.
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