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Re: UTF-8 Cygwin

On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 at 01:14:36PM +0900, SUZUKI Hisao wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I hate to say this but I really don't like doing things this way.  If
>>we need to use wide character support then it should just be a
>>wholesale replacement, not a bunch of wrappers around existing
>>Corinna and I have talked about using the FooW functions for a long
>>time.  There are some fundamental changes required to incorporate these
>>into cygwin but I don't think that wrappers around everything are the
>>way to go.
>I hope you will understand that both approaches (wapper approach and
>non-wrapper approach) are _compatible_.
>In Cygwin-1.5.20-1 on Windows XP, fhandler_disk_file::readdir() at
>winsup/cygwin/ does not use FindNextFileA, one of
>ANSI WIN32 APIs, anymore.  It use so-called undocumented APIs which are
>Unicode-base.  You have implemented your approach here a little,
>haven't you?

Hmm.  Two times in one day where people seem to think that they've made
a telling point by mentioning that cygwin uses the Nt routines.  What are
the odds.

Anyway, I know that you are proud of your patch and I really appreciate
the amount of work that went into it but I really don't want to do
things this way.

I'm really sorry about this.  If you had asked about your approach prior
to implementing it, I'm sure that either Corinna or I would have
expressed our reservations.


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