Re: Bug#285396: [ARM] wide chars don't work
On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 19:56 +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Jim Gettys wrote:
> > This isn't saying we wouldn't add such a patch to X, though patches for
> > a particular compiler on a particular architecture do get frowned on
> > quite a lot: I just suspect ARM would find more code "just worked" if
> > GCC behaved like other compilers in this case, and ARM would be better
> > off as a result.
> Well, and deliberate ABI changes are frowned upon by toolchain people.
> To me (without having looked further than the bug report) this seems to
> be an implementation bug in xlib, which appears to assume some magic
> number as element granularity in the array instead of the proper
> sizeof(element). So the correct fix for it wouldn't be
Depends on your point of view.
One point of view is that the current ARM definition is different than
every other platform, and should be fixed.
I'm not enough of a C language lawyer to judge if the way it is
currently defined is "correct" or not; I'm just observing what common
idiom is/has been on other platforms, and having ARM an outlier is not a
way to get the most software on ARM. (having spent quite a bit of my
time making things run on ARM over the last 5 years, I know what my
personal opinion is: compatibility with other platforms more than
genuflection at either the C language specification or the altar of no