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Subject: Re: [boost] RE [filesystem][cygwin] Standard conformance for wide characters
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-05 20:04:39

on Thu Feb 05 2009, wrote:

>> 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
> functions.
> Any idea how to help newlib get the missing functions?

Implement them?

Maybe it's too facile an answer, but I can't think of anything else...

Dave Abrahams
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