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Re: wstring support in GCC 4.1.2 in Cygwin 1.5.25-11
Thanks a lot for the valuable information.
I am trying to port my application developed in linux to windows, now as
it is quiet clear that I could not use cygwin, due to lack of Unicode
is there any other alternative to try out my porting activity.
Linux doesn't support double-wide characters in its
system calls -- it's all in 'glibc'.
Cygwin doesn't need to support unicode anymore than
the linux kernel does. It's whoever built the gcc/glib
packages that needs to supply that application-level (not
In the same way, gcc/glib supports 64-bit data types
on 32-bit machines and the glib file I/O transparently supports
64-bit file offsets even on 32-bit machines.
But, AFAIK, glib doesn't support calling the standard
*nix file-io calls with 'wchar' comprised wstrings.
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