wstring commented out in egcs-1.1.2 C++ library

Jeffrey A Law law@cygnus.com
Tue Feb 8 16:20:00 GMT 2000


  In message < Pine.SOL.3.91.1000208153321.1276A@cse.cygnus.com >you write:
 > > Bzzt.  Wrong.
  > > 
  > > Backporting the libstdc++ wstring stuff is trivial.
  > 
  > Bzzt. Wrong. Besides, iostreams in v2 cannot handle wchar's, whereas v3
  > does. As others have noted on this thread, then you can use wstringstream.
:-)  I stand corrected then.


  > > The problem is it relies on a lot of code which doesn't exist on a number
  >  of
  > > popular unix systems.  There was a tread on this issue a long time ago.
  > > Basically someone needs to write the necessary support code for libiberty
  > > that can be included when the host system doesn't provide proper wide cha
  > r
  > > support.
  > 
  > ... this stuff has been done in v-3, in an nice autoconf'd and automake'd 
  > way. I am unwilling to port this to v2 -- I think it's easier just to use 
  > v3. Instead, I'm making v3 play nice as a plug-in replacement to the 
  > current gcc distros. . .
Very very cool.  I wish I had more time to at least follow what's happening
in the V3 world.  Sigh.

  > As I see it, the only reasons to use v2 over v3 are
  > 
  > 1) v2 MT string stuff has not been fully integrated
  > 2) xcompiles dont' work.
  > 
  > within two weeks both of these should be fixed. 
Even better.

jeff



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