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Re: bug#7948: 16-bit wchar_t on Windows and Cygwin
- From: Ulf Zibis <Ulf dot Zibis at gmx dot de>
- To: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>
- Cc: Bruno Haible <bruno at clisp dot org>, bug-coreutils <bug-coreutils at gnu dot org>, cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>, bug-gnulib at gnu dot org, Eric Blake <eblake at redhat dot com>
- Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 13:57:30 +0100
- Subject: Re: bug#7948: 16-bit wchar_t on Windows and Cygwin
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I think there is a kind of similar bug in discussion on GNU:
bug#7960: [PATCH] fmt: fix formatting multibyte text (bug #7372)
Am 02.02.2011 18:51, schrieb Paul Eggert:
On 02/02/11 03:29, Bruno Haible wrote:
- Define a type 'wwchar_t' on all platforms, equivalent to uint32_t
on Windows platforms and to 'wchar_t' otherwise.
As a minor point, would it be OK to call this type
'xchar_t' instead? 'x' is the successor to 'w', after all,
and it can be thought of as an abbreviation for 'eXtended'.
A problem with the 'ww' prefix is that mentally I start thinking
"World Wide ..."
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