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Subject: Re: [ WG14 ] Mixed Wide String Literals
From: Peter Brett (pbrett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-12-08 05:13:36


Hi Niall,

I'm pretty sure that you shouldn't have reported this outside WG14.

                     Peter

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> Subject: Re: [SG16] [ WG14 ] Mixed Wide String Literals
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> On 07/12/2020 22:56, Tom Honermann via SG16 wrote:
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> > IBM does maintain representation in WG21 (and I thought in WG14 as
> > well).  There are also ports of Clang to EBCDIC systems now as well.
>
> They have robust representation on WG14. Indeed, they are the primary
> cause for saying no to any proposed insubstantial change. This is very
> frustrating to anyone proposing anything non-trivial, but the IBM rep is
> a very good engineer, very technically able, and he has a strong opinion
> that C ought to not change by much, ever.
>
> IBM remains keen on EBCDIC, and they defend it on WG14 zealously. I'd
> say everybody else on WG14 would prefer if it went away, but in the end
> if a particular implementor really wants to support it, there aren't
> good reasons for removing it.
>
> Niall
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