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Re: [Bug-gnulib] vasnprintf checks for HAVE_WCHAR_T

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] vasnprintf checks for HAVE_WCHAR_T
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 14:35:12 -0500
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Bruno Haible wrote:

Derek Robert Price wrote:
I understood that GNULIB had adopted freestanding C89 support as a
standard.  As I understand it, wchar_t is specified to be in <stddef.h>
by C89, which is available to freestanding C89 compilers, so why is the
vasnprintf module checking for it at configure time?

If I remember it correctly, it's because of some Unices from ca. 1990-1994.
They have <stddef.h>, and when used with GCC, they support ANSI C. But
some of them don't have any wide-character facilities. I think SunOS 4
is one of them. Maybe also some more recent but virtually unmaintained
commercial BSDs.

Okay.  Thanks.


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