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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Version 3 request for comments
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-02 13:06:10

Beman Dawes:

> Cygwin is also a concern because of lack of standard library wchar_t
> support. I'm trying to get more information from the Cygwin/gcc
> maintainers, but no response so far.

Would it not be possible to support Cygwin by fixing the narrow encoding to
UTF-8? This doesn't seem to require any stdlib support for wchar_t. wchar_t*
will still work and this might be enough in practice for interfacing with
the OS for tasks not covered by boost.fs (common dialog boxes, command line
arguments and so on).

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