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Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:54:47 -0400
From: Kurt H Maier <>
Subject: Re: High-priority library replacements?

On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 09:34:35AM +0200, Jens Staal wrote:
> On 2013-04-25 07:55, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> Does it work as a drop-in replacement for unixy utf/wchar 
> implementations or is it the Plan9 variant (reference to Runes implies 
> the later)? I found myself needing at first libwchar from heirloom and 
> later the (old) GNU libutf8 under APE to provide some wchar-related 
> functions expected by various applications.
> It felt really silly to "devolve" like that.

It's the Plan 9 variant -- wchar is a thing that needs to go away...
maybe one day we can get there.  :(


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