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Subject: [boost] RE [filesystem][cygwin] Standard conformance for wide characters
From: frederic.bron_at_[hidden]
Date: 2009-02-05 08:35:42

> I've decided not to attempt support for Cygwin in the next version of
> Boost.Filesystem.

I have posted your comments on the cygwin mailing list and post the answer below. It says that cygwin is not using the GNU C library but newlib which does not have the full set of wide character
Any idea how to help newlib get the missing functions?

> Cygwin is using the wide char functions provided by newlib. Newlib
> ( is still lacking a couple of
> wide char functions so far, namely:
> fwprintf
> fwscanf
> swprintf
> swscanf
> vfwprintf
> vswprintf
> vwprintf
> wprintf
> wscanf
> wcstod
> wcstof
> wcstold
> wcsftime
> wcstok
> wcstok has been contributed but isn't checked in so far. As for all
> the other functions, contributions to newlib are always welcome on the
> newlib mailing list.

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