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Re: i686-w64-mingw32-gcc: LC_MESSAGES

On 1/9/19, Douglas Coup  wrote:
> On 1/9/2019 1:14 PM, Lee wrote:
>> On 1/9/19, JonY  wrote:
>>> On 1/8/19 9:26 PM, Lee wrote:
>>>> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/locale.h.html
>>>> has a note for LC_MESSAGES:
>>>>    The functionality described is an extension to the ISO C standard.
>>>>    Application developers may make use of an extension as it is
>>>>    supported on all POSIX.1-2017-conforming systems.
>>>> i686-w64-mingw32-gcc doesn't have LC_MESSAGES defined.
>>>> Is that an oversight, something missing in windows, or .. ??
>>> Windows MSVCR isn't POSIX nor ISO C compliant, so you shouldn't be
>>> referring to opengroups, only against MSDN.
>> What's a Windows MSVCR?
>> Since the same program compiled with cygwins' gcc has LC_MESSAGES
>> defined, I was guessing it was just a library thing and maybe it just
>> hadn't been implemented in the mingw libraries yet.. but it sounds
>> like it's not an oversight & Microsoft needs to support LC_MESSAGES
>> before i686-w64-mingw32-gcc will.  Is that about right?
>> Thanks,
>> Lee
> MSVCR = MicroSoft Visual C Run-time (I think)

Meaning i686-w64-mingw32-gcc uses the Microsoft libraries vs. cygwin
gcc using posix compliant libraries?  Implying LC_MESSAGES not being
defined is yet another instance of Microsoft not following accepted

The background for my question is https://github.com/htacg/tidy-html5/issues/770
Tidy removed the setlocale call from the library init function, so if
users want a specific locale/language they're going to have to set it
up themselves.
I'd like to update the tidylib example code showing how to set the language, but
  setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
  tidySetLanguage( setlocale(LC_MESSAGES, NULL) );
probably isn't a good example if LC_MESSAGES is missing on some systems.


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