cygwin-src-20000125: patch to not convert cmdline to OEM

Chris Faylor
Mon Feb 14 13:53:00 GMT 2000

On Sun, Feb 13, 2000 at 05:50:33PM +0100, Reinhard Nissl wrote:
>the attached patch makes cygwin1.dll only convert the cmdline to OEM when the
>environment variable CYGWIN_CMD_LINE_MODE is not set to ANSI. If the variable
>doesn't exist or is set to anything else then ANSI, the library behaves as it
>did before applying the patch.
>In the case ANSI is set, any conversions from char to OEM or reverse are
>skipped or replaced by a neutral function. A call to SetFileApisToANSI() is
>done to handle the ANSI filenames correctly.
>I developed this patch while porting sms_client to the CYGWIN environment to
>be able to send SMS messages that contain "Umlauts", as the programme expects
>them to be coded according to the ANSI code page. 

I have a few problems with this patch.

1) It's using a non-standard environment variable to control this behavior.

2) It doesn't contain a ChangeLog.

3) It doesn't adhere to the coding style of the surrounding code.

4) I am wondering if the conditional behavior of this code should actually be
   the default behavior, i.e., should we always be using SetFileApisToANSI and

1 - 3 are obviously easy to fix but I'd like to get a better feel for 3.
Can some other non-US people comment on this patch?


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