Subject: Re: lib/13: getopt(3) should handle wide characters intelligently
To: Jarom r <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/14/2001 09:06:51
[ Moved from tech-toolchain to tech-userlevel. ]

Jaromir Dolecek <> wrote:

> So, it's perfectly reasonable for getopt(3) to not support wide
> characters and an application using them would not be portable anyway.
> Given this (and bloat factor mentioned above), I don't really
> see compelling reason to add that support to getopt(3).

YAMAMOTO Takashi <> is proposing to add wide
character support to stdio.  Once this is done there may be more
demand for wide character support in getopt(3).  Perhaps users of
applications supporting wide characters could comment?