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bug#23269: MirBSD 10 i386 test failures [Re: grep-2.24.13-bed6 feedback

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#23269: MirBSD 10 i386 test failures [Re: grep-2.24.13-bed6 feedback
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:08:57 -0700

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 04/18/2016 08:05 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> 'm afraid someone with access to MirBSD will need to debug it.
> On second thought there is a simpler fix: stop using btowc. I installed the
> attached patch, which is a good idea anyway. By using only mbrtowc (which we
> need to use anyway), it avoids problems on misconfigured systems like MirOS
> BSD where btowc disagrees with mbrtowc.
> After writing and debugging this patch I looked at Gawk and noticed that it
> already has its own equivalent of this patch's new mbrtowc_cache variable.
> Gawk obtains its cache via btowc; although this doesn't work on MirOS BSD
> due to its buggy btowc, Arnold says he's not worried about MirOS BSD any
> more which is quite understandable. Still, it's a bit odd to have two caches
> in Gawk that do the same thing; perhaps we can unify them at some point.

Oh! Very nice. Thanks yet again, Paul :-)

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