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Re: wstring support in GCC 4.1.2 in Cygwin 1.5.25-11
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According to Linda Walsh on 5/22/2008 1:14 PM:
| 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
| system-level) datatype.
Please get your terms straight. glib is something MUCH different than
glibc. glib is ported to cygwin, glibc is not. glib is a graphics
library, glibc is an implementation of libc. Cygwin uses newlib as its
implementation of libc. And that's why cygwin doesn't support wstring -
because newlib does not have very complete wide character support.
But you are correct that it is the job of libc, and not the kernel, to
provide application-level code that interprets byte sequences as wide
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake email@example.com
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