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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem] Version 3 request for comments
From: frederic.bron_at_[hidden]
Date: 2009-02-13 11:29:08

> > 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.
> I've gotten in contact with the Cygwin and Newlib maintainers, who
> turn out to be much the same people. Turns out there is very little
> remaining work to get wide character support into cygwin/gcc. The
> holdup appears to be lack of volunteer's time rather than any
> technical problems. It is really just a matter of copying a very few
> functions from FreeBSD and getting them to compile in the newlib
> environment. I tried that yesterday with one of the largest functions
> and had it compiling in an hour so so. The biggest problem is, no
> surprise, trying to get their build system to work. I'm still working
> on that, but at least I now know where to ask questions and get
> answers.
> Bottom line is that it really does appear easier to get wide character
> support working in Cygwin/gcc than to continue to have to build
> workarounds into Boost code.

Thank you,

F. Bron

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