status of utf-8 patch
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon Jul 9 18:49:00 GMT 2007
Ariel Burbaickij wrote:
> On 7/9/07, Larry Hall (Cygwin) <reply-to-list-only-lh <AT> cygwin <DOT> com> wrote:
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR> Please, let's not feed the
>> Matt Seitz wrote:
>> > "Brian Dessent" <brian <AT> dessent <DOT> net> wrote in message
>> > news:46921D75.29CE8798@dessent.net...
>> >> Ariel Burbaickij wrote:
>> >>> question: what is the status of utf-8 patch fo cygwin? Is it
>> >> You can find all the details in the mailing list archives.
>> >> <http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-patches/2006-q3/msg00014.html>
>> >>> endorsed/supported?
>> >> It was submitted and rejected on technical grounds, which means sadly
>> >> it's not supported here.
>> > The explanation I saw for the rejection was "...it should just be a
>> > wholesale replacement, not a bunch of wrappers around existing
>> > It's now a year later. Is there an expectation that the "wholesale
>> > replacement" or another solution is coming soon? What would be the
>> harm in
>> > adopting the current solution for now? Is this a case of "the
>> perfect is
>> > the enemy of the good"?
>> No. It's more like the "the limited hack is the enemy of future
>> It should be _a_little_ easier to implement something maintainable with
>> 1.7 code (in CVS), since Win9x support is no longer a requirement.
> Have you some outlines of this something given WIn 9x support can be
> dropped, indeed?
Not really, no. But Win9x definitely complicated the API and forced Cygwin
down a path that is the genesis of this problem. Removing the requirements
to support these limited O/S versions should make UNICODE/UTF8 support
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> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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