[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [PATCH] IBM z/OS + EBCDIC support

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] IBM z/OS + EBCDIC support
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2015 23:59:38 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/38.2.0

Daniel Richard G. wrote:
It's certainly not the default, but given the sort of history and
longevity that surround many mainframe installations, I wouldn't
be surprised if some folks do.

Given all the problems mentioned (including some in the proposed patches), let's give up on trying to support any such folks. If they want to build gnulib-using software on z/OS, they'll have to build with the default configuration in which char is unsigned. It wouldn't be practical for us to try to support char being signed when standard chars have the top bit set. With that in mind I installed the attached further patch, which simplifies the recent changes to c-ctype quite a bit.

Attachment: 0001-c-ctype-do-not-worry-about-EBCDIC-char-signed.patch
Description: Text document

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]