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Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 15:22:18 +0800
From: 罗勇刚(Yonggang Luo)  <>
To: "McNellis, James P." <>, Clang Dev <>,
Subject: Re: Hi James McNellis

UTF8 is a big bounce from msvc,  I am urgent to see this feature to
come, if Universal CRT can be opensource, then we could speed up this
procedure, and
clang may beneficial from the open source of the C Runtime, maybe we
can ship clang with the msvcrt in the future:)
2015-05-08 17:22 GMT+08:00 McNellis, James P. <>:
> We currently have no plans to open source the Universal CRT.  We are aware
> that lack of UTF-8 support is a major problem for portability, and many
> people have complained about this.  We do not currently plan to implement
> any UTF-8 support in this first release, but it's on our list of things to
> consider implementing in the future.
> On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 10:16 AM, 罗勇刚(Yonggang Luo) <>
> wrote:
>> Does Microsoft has any plan to open source  Universal CRT?
>> I am interested in building a POSIX layer on Universal CRT by the
>> lightweight, musl is licensed under MIT, so that's
>> would be good.
>> The main reason to building such a layer is to ease the Open Source
>> world for porting things to
>> Window, at the current state, the ms c runtime is ANSI api, and not UTF8
>> api,
>> and that makes a lot problems for open source community,
>> And a lots of opensource libs are based on posix api, that's
>> make those libs porting to win32 are really frustrated.
>> So I am interested to port musl to win32 and making the open source
>> world more happy.
>> --
>>          此致
>> 礼
>> 罗勇刚
>> Yours
>>     sincerely,
>> Yonggang Luo

Yonggang Luo

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