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Standard Library [Was RE: help: Glib under Cygwin]

At Monday 10:39 PM 4/16/01, Robert Collins wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christopher Faylor []
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:08 PM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: help: Glib under Cygwin
> >
> >
> > >
> > >I have enough problems without needing to swim against that
> > sort of current.
> >
> > Um, yeah, Ulrich is not a Windows lover, to put it mildly.
> > He's hardly alone
> > at Red Hat, though.
> >
> > I wasn't around during Cygwin's inception but I believe that Cygwin
> > actually exists because Ulrich was adamant about not porting glibc to
> > Windows.
>That would only impact newlib surely? I mean, AFAIK, if glibc was ported
>wouldn't large chunks of cygwin still be essential? (Console handlers,
>pipes, sockets, file io, threads, win32 security mapping just for
> > However, aren't we talking about 'glib' not 'glibc'?
>I think David was mislead by one of the early posters jump from glib to
>glibc. And David then went to do the "right thing" by cygwin, and got
>jumped on. This sort of negative feedback isn't very beneficial....

Well, actually I was already interested because of some way-back discussion 
about wide_character support.  When I looked around for where such things 
were defined,
lo and behold I was in the middle of glibc.

I understand that there is a Cygwin library, shall we say parallel to 
glibc, by Mumit Kahn.   I don't know yet how that relates to the 
wide_character issues.

> > cgf
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