Possibility of an extra device?
nick at dsvr.net
Wed Feb 5 01:31:47 PST 2003
John Tytgat wrote:
> In message <3E3FC80F.8000408 at dsvr.net>
> Nick Burrett <nick at dsvr.net> wrote:
>>I have a steadily increasing patch to fix the libstdc++ stuff, but it is
>>slow going as I'm having to implement missing wide-character functions.
> I was thinking to have a go at this myself but now I see that you took
> the challenge... ;-) Seriously, my current feeling about the wide-char
> support was we need an iconv module which could be used by UnixLib.
> As the iconv routines potentionally need to make use of large memory
> blocks and these better get shared between the running UnixLib based
> Makes sense ?
Yes. I agree and did have a unixlib tree with the 'iconv' stuff in,
though I accidently deleted it.
I was thinking of porting 'libiconv' but I'm quite fearsome of all
the multibyte encoding stuff.
The wchar implementation that I'm doing is written to support
MB_CHAR_LEN of 1, though I'm trying to ensure that the work required to
support a different MB_CHAR_LEN is restricted to only a small set of
I'm basing the work on the libc from FreeBSD-current CVS tree because I
think deriving from GNU libc is going to overcomplicate the library.
At least if I get the basic wchar functions complete, then we have a
starting point to further extend if we feel it is necessary.
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