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Date: Fri, 8 May 2015 11:36:37 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: There is no tests for musl,

On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 05:20:45PM +0200, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> * ?????????(Yonggang Luo)  <> [2015-05-08 22:17:58 +0800]:
> > solution, I think there is no one would use
> > wchar_t for cross text processing, cause, on some system, wchar_t is
> > just 8bit  width!
> anybody would use wchar_t who cares about standard conformant
> implementations.
> non-standard broken platforms may get an unmaintained #ifdef
> as usual..

I think we (and midipix) have a different perspective from Yonggang
Luo on portable development. Our view is that you write to a POSIX (or
nearly-POSIX) target with fully working Unicode support and fix the
small number of targets (i.e. just Windows) that don't already provide
these things. Yonggang Luo's perspective seems to be more of a
traditional Windows approach with #ifdef and lots of OS-specific code,
but just making the Windows branch of the #ifdefs less hideous than it
was before. :)


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