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Re: [bug-gawk] Exposing wcwidth(3) as a built-in function

From: Eric Pruitt
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] Exposing wcwidth(3) as a built-in function
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:59:17 -0800
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Fri, Dec 01, 2017 at 10:25:43PM +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > UTF-8 is easy to parse, far saner than its predecessors (IMO) and
> > conveniently happens to be the only encoding other "C" that I use on
> > my machines.
> Then IMHO your implementation is not as useful as it could be,
> especially in Gawk, which is IMO supposed to insulate the programmer
> from the peculiarities of the underlying platform.

IMHO, GNU's AWK implementation isn't as useful as it could be because it
doesn't expose wcwidth(3). It all comes down to developers' time,
preferences and priorities. Either way, I posted the code so other
people seeking the same functionality can find it. I'm not asking that
it be committed to GAWK codebase.


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