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Subject: Re: [boost] RE [filesystem][cygwin] Standard conformance for wide characters
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-06 07:59:16

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 8:04 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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...

I'm also running on the assumption that implementing them is in the
cards, but I wanted assurance that if we went to the effort of
implementing them, the implementations would be accepted into newlib.

Thanks mostly to Frederic, we seem to have finally attracted the
attention of some of the key people. I've subscribed to the newlib
list and am starting to get a handle on what their requirements are.


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