Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem][cygwin] Standard conformance for wide characters
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-14 14:47:41
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Emil Dotchevski
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Emil Dotchevski
>>> Is it true that had the interface of boost::filesystem been defined in
>>> terms of utf8, then the only platform on which wchar_t support would
>>> have been instrumental is Windows, and we wouldn't have had problems
>>> with Cygwin?
>> The problem isn't so much the interface as the internals. Windows'
>> native character type for file names is wchar_t.
> I was thinking that had the boost::filesystem interface been defined
> in terms of UTF-8, then on Cygwin, Unicode file names would have
> passed through boost::filesystem flawlessly, only to fail at Cygwin
> level due to lack of UTF-8 support (in Cygwin.)
> But that would have been their problem, not ours, and we wouldn't be
> talking about dropping (all) Cygwin support.
Sorry hit Send prematurely :)
I wanted to say "I'm probably missing something but I can't see it."
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