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[bug #57406] mbsinit.c fails to compile with GCC 9.2.0 on MinGW-w64 (i68

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: [bug #57406] mbsinit.c fails to compile with GCC 9.2.0 on MinGW-w64 (i686)
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:33:34 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #57406 (project gettext):

> I am looking at the source code for

The newest gettext release is 0.20.1.

> is hardcoded into the mbsinit.c file

It is not a problem if a mingw-w64 change has the effect that some gnulib code
or test - that obviously made too adventurous assumptions - breaks or fails.
Gnulib will be updated when there is a new mingw-w64 release, and the fixed
gnulib files will be propagated into the various packages - from coreutils to

glibc has done such things as well (e.g. the removal of the 'gets' function).
Yes, it causes breakage for a certain time. But this shouldn't block the
mingw-w64 people from making important, sensible changes.


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