|Think about Loose Coupling|
What you need to learn is that your platform-bias bullshit is naught but the meaningless dogma of last resort.
What platform bias?
My bias is against poor design choices. And pretty much every platform has some design choices that I think are, at best, questionable.
The design choice we are talking about will likely disappear in time. That's something to look forward to.
This sub-thread was in response to your histrionics about RFCs getting "messy" with "unicrap". Your emotional language notwithstanding, I'm pretty sure the RFCs will remain the antithesis of "messy." Plenty of them, over the last 15+ years, have already been written with Unicode in mind. There's really no need for the gnashing of teeth and ringing of hands.
"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";