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From: Jonathan Wakely (cow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-23 06:37:56

On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 12:10:14PM +0100, John Maddock wrote:

> > c:\boost\libs\test\build\../src/test_tools.cpp:37: `wcscmp' is already
> declared in this scope
> >
> > #if defined( __GNUC__ ) && defined( BOOST_NO_CWCHAR )
> > namespace std { using ::wcscmp; } <===================== here
> > #endif
> That's doubly wrong: it should check for BOOST_NO_STDC_NAMESPACE, and if
> BOOST_NO_CWCHAR is defined then wcscmp may not exist anyway.

The problem I was trying to solve is that on systems where libstdc++
doesn't support wide chars and wide streams wcscmp() and friends might be
present in <wchar.h>, but <cwchar> will not have a using declaration for
them, pulling them into namespace std.

e.g. on FreeBSD 4 <wchar.h> declares wcscmp(), but because it doesn't
declare wcrtomb() and others, so libstdc++ disables all wide char
support, and <cwchar> doesn't pull any of the wide char functions into
std. This is on the case for GCC 3.x on FreeBSD 4, where

Unfortunately this breaks mingw, which (it seems) has BOOST_NO_CWCHAR,
but somehow stil declares std::wcscmp().


"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
	- Oscar Wilde

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