Subject: Re: a proposal for two new libc functions: shquote() and shquotev()
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 03/03/2001 22:49:20
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> i vote for (3). if you use mbrtowc() in shquote(), like printf() is
> using it,
> - if you are using C locale it works just like now
> - if you use some other locale setting, it wlil be supported
> but for /bin/sh, it won't be the case until we have setlocale()
> call in /bin/sh)
That actually looks pretty easy, but I'm unfamiliar with multibyte
chars so i've got a few more questions.
Will single-byte ASCII chars in a string containing (propertly-formed)
multi-byte chars actually be treated as single-byte ASCII chars?
i.e., say you have the string:
will turning that into the string:
actually have the intended effect, i.e. it'll be interpreted as 5
characters, the original three surrounded by single-quotes?
Is the mbstate_t handling in vfprintf() the portable way of doing that
Is including stdlib.h and checking for the definition of MB_CUR_MAX
the right way to tell whether or not you have multibyte support?
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.