From: Antoine Leca (Antoine10646@leca-marti.org)
Date: Tue Mar 02 2004 - 14:01:58 EST
Sorry to be in disagreement on a couple of points.
On Tuesday, March 02, 2004 5:54 PM, Frank Yung-Fong Tang wrote:
> Antoine Leca wrote on 3/2/2004, 5:50 AM:
> > Rick Cameron asked:
> > > If the locale is set to be Unicode,
> > That part is highly suspect.
> > Since you write that, you already know the wchar_t encoding
> > (as well as char one) depends on the locale setting.
> no, not true.
What is not true?
> the wchar_t is depend on the COMPILER
> and C LIB implementation,
> not depend on the locale setting.
Yes it does. That is, the wchar_t encoding CAN change at run time if you
call setlocale(LC_CTYPE, ...)
I know this is not current behavour (fortunately), but it does happen with
some libc. And regarding the standard, this IS allowed behaviour.
> For example, wchar_t in MS Windows is defined by Microsoft
In this particular example, yes, wchar_t encoding never changes (and stays
But there are other compilers and other environments in the world.
> But again, that is defined by who wrote gcc and gnu version of lib c.
This I agree with. Particularly the latter...
> It is NOT locale dependent (unless a particular c lib implementaion
> define so)
Here I am in agreement!
About the rest, this is factually correct. I am in disagreement with the
ideas, but I already exposed mine, so no need to repeat it.
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