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[ In reference to "Tips on Using Unicode with C/C++" in LG#147 ]

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:41:13 +0000

I was reminded of Ren?'s article while trying to get Apertium to compile with Cygwin, because Cygwin lacks wide string support in g++. I tried to find a canned piece of m4, to give a warning about this at configure time instead of compile time, but, alas, I couldn't find anything and had to write something myself.

Does anyone know enough about configure etc. to find any obvious problems with this?

# Check for wide strings
  AC_CACHE_CHECK(whether the compiler supports wide strings,
   AC_COMPILE_IFELSE([AC_LANG_PROGRAM([[#include <string>]],[[
std::wstring test = L"test";
int main () {}
   [ac_cv_cxx_wstring=yes], [ac_cv_cxx_wstring=no])
if test "$ac_cv_cxx_wstring" = no
  AC_MSG_ERROR([Missing wide string support])

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[ In reference to "A dummies introduction to GNU Screen" in LG#147 ]

Cesar Rodriguez [cesarrd at gmail.com]

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 19:06:16 -0400

Thanks i was using screen but just with rtorrent after your article i don't know how i can live before without screen.


-- Cesar Rodriguez


[ In reference to "Installing Linux on a Dead Badger (Book Review)" in LG#148 ]

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Sun, 2 Mar 2008 15:05:38 -0500

----- Forwarded message from "\"Steve Lawson\"" <steve.lawson@steve.lawson.bbmax.co.uk> -----

To: editor@linuxgazette.net
From: "\"Steve Lawson\"" <steve.lawson@steve.lawson.bbmax.co.uk>
Reply-To: "\"Steve Lawson\"" <steve.lawson@steve.lawson.bbmax.co.uk>
Subject: tkb: Talkback:148/okopnik.html 
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 18:50:41 +0000
Could you ask the author of the review of the book, 'Installing Linux on a Dead Badger', which features in the latest edition of Linux Gazette, what the book is actually about? Having read his admittedly witty and erudite review, I'm still no clearer. Thank you, Steve Lawson Glasgow Scotland

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* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *

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Published in Issue 149 of Linux Gazette, April 2008