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Re: fopen with UTF-8 chars in filenames

On Fri, 17 Mar 2006, Paul J. Lucas wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Mar 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > Cygwin doesn't provide _wfopen.
> 1. I install Cygwin.
> 2. It's in stdio.h that gets installed as part of the Cygwin install.

No, actually it's in stdio.h that's part of MinGW (and is installed as
part of Cygwin only because Cygwin's gcc has a built-in MinGW

> Therefore, as far as I'm concerned, it's in Cygwin.

It's in MinGW.  It's not supported by the Cygwin community.  The program
you build with it is not a Cygwin program.

> > So, if you are using _wfopen you stopped using Cygwin, then, too, possibly
> > using -mno-cygwin.
> As it happens, I am suppliying -mno-cygwin.

So you're building a pure Windows executable.

> > "I am trying to do what this person did <INSERT URL HERE> and I get an
> > unreferenced error!!!!"
> Then why does it work for me?

Because you're that person. :-)  Seriously, you're building a pure Windows
executable that uses MSVCRT for its C runtime.  If someone attempted to
build a Cygwin program that used wfopen, they would fail (with the above
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