From: Andy Rushton <quergle-mingw@ya...> - 2008-05-13 13:00:10
I'm trying to get a definitive answer to the question of why MinGW (gcc
v3.4.2) does not have the wide streams enabled, elthough it does have
I have searched the list archives and found vague comments referring to
a problem with locales, but this seems a strange reason to disable the
whole subsystem - surely you can at least implement the C locale? Or
even better, a UTF-8 locale? And say "for any other functionality, use
the Windows system functions"?
So does anyone know what the problem really is and what the prospects
are in the future?
I also note that the Cygwin version (gcc v3.4.4) doesn't even have
wstring. I know this is not the Cygwin list - but why the difference?