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Re: [SG16-Unicode] P1689: Encoding of filenames for interchange

From: Thiago Macieira <thiago_at_[hidden]>
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 08:53:46 -0700
On Saturday, 7 September 2019 08:47:43 PDT Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > You may not be aware, but after a discussion with some Microsoft folk, I
> > went ahead and submitted that as a feature request for the next major
> > release of Visual Studio. And from what I am told, they are seriously
> > considering it. The Windows console supports it, Windows supports it,
> > the MSVCRT runtime supports it when asked. All someone needs to do is
> > flip the switch for new projects targeting latest Windows 10 only, and
> > we've done it.
> >
> > Having char = utf8 across all the major platforms would be an *enormous*
> > win. Please aid that effort.
> Of course. How can I help?

By the way, is there a matching effort for MinGW? You need both major
environments to support the change, otherwise we end up with non-portable code
and therefore having to use GetCommandLineW + CommandLineToArgvW.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

Received on 2019-09-07 17:53:48