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Re: lib/48427: libedit shouldn't require ISO 10646

The following reply was made to PR lib/48427; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <>
Subject: Re: lib/48427: libedit shouldn't require ISO 10646
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:42:31 +0100

 On Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 04:15:04PM -0800, Yuri wrote:
 > On 12/06/2013 16:05, Thomas Klausner wrote:
 > >  Do I understand correctly that you're saying that what the user
 > >  defines in the environment changes how wchar_t is defined?
 > No, wchar_t by definition holds numeric values of the character code
 > points wider than 8 bits, for various character sets.
 > Particular character set represented by wchar_t may vary depending
 > on the choice of the user.
 > Your compile time limit of the character set to UCS is too narrow.
 > Character set should be allowed to vary at the runtime. And any
 > character set limitations should be done at the runtime too.
 I don't know much about this stuff, but I can easily imagine that
 wchar_t always contains UCS and that there is a translation layer
 between the user-visible encoding and the one in wchar_t.
 I'll let someone who knows more about this stuff continue this

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