UTF8 is a big bounce from msvc, I am urgent to see this feature to
come, if Universal CRT can be opensource, then we could speed up this
clang may beneficial from the open source of the C Runtime, maybe we
can ship clang with the msvcrt in the future:)
2015-05-08 17:22 GMT+08:00 McNellis, James P. <[hidden email]>:
> We currently have no plans to open source the Universal CRT. We are aware
> that lack of UTF-8 support is a major problem for portability, and many
> people have complained about this. We do not currently plan to implement
> any UTF-8 support in this first release, but it's on our list of things to
> consider implementing in the future.
> On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 10:16 AM, 罗勇刚(Yonggang Luo) <[hidden email]>
>> Does Microsoft has any plan to open source Universal CRT?
>> I am interested in building a POSIX layer on Universal CRT by the
>> lightweight www.musl-libc.org, musl is licensed under MIT, so that's
>> would be good.
>> The main reason to building such a layer is to ease the Open Source
>> world for porting things to
>> Window, at the current state, the ms c runtime is ANSI api, and not UTF8
>> and that makes a lot problems for open source community,
>> And a lots of opensource libs are based on posix api, that's
>> make those libs porting to win32 are really frustrated.
>> So I am interested to port musl to win32 and making the open source
>> world more happy.
>> Yonggang Luo