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Subject: Re: [boost] RE [filesystem][cygwin] Standard conformance for wide characters
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-07 16:09:13

on Fri Feb 06 2009, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> 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.

Oh, I was sort of suggesting that Frederic should try to implement them
if he really wants Cygwin support. But if you want to take it on, it's
of course OK with me...

Dave Abrahams
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