[U-Boot] [PATCH v0 03/20] short-wchar

Heinrich Schuchardt xypron.glpk at gmx.de
Fri Aug 4 20:28:06 UTC 2017

On 08/04/2017 09:31 PM, Rob Clark wrote:
> For now, pending conclusion on proposal about using c11 and u"string"
> instead of L"string" plus -fshort-wchar.
> Background: UEFI uses utf16 strings universally.  An UEFI implementation
> that does not use -fshort-wchar has to do a lot of cumbersome charset
> conversion back/forth.  Mixing object files that use -fshort-wchar and
> others that do not is a bad idea (and gcc will warn about it).  There
> are 3 reasonable solutions that I can think of:
>  1) Use -fshort-wchar across the board.  We don't dynamically link
>     against other shared libraries at runtime, so there isn't much
>     downside to this approach.  Heinrich brought up ext4, which uses
>     utf32, but I guess this mostly matters for fs_ls(), and it does
>     not seem so bad for it to do utf32->utf8 conversion.
>  2) Use -fshort-wchar only if CONFIG_EFI_LOADER=y.. UEFI only requires
>     fat/vfat so we don't need ext4 and efi loader at the same time.
>  3) Go with Heinrich's suggestion of requiring c11.  Possibly this
>     requirement could be loosened to only require c11 for efi loader.
>     This seems like the best approach, and at least no one has so
>     far brought up any objection to his proposal.
> Not-signed-off-by: Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com>

Do I understand you right?
You do not want the current version of the patch series merged?

It might have been better to replace [PATCH] by [RFC] in the subject
lines of the patch set in this case.

I am currently trying to find out if the switch to C11 is possible, cf.

Unfortunately Travis uses gcc 4.8.2 for some jobs which does not yet
support C11.

Furthermore there seems to be some problem in disk/part_efi.c with

Best regards


> ---
>  config.mk | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/config.mk b/config.mk
> index b77d58903c..5ad9e7198d 100644
> --- a/config.mk
> +++ b/config.mk
> @@ -74,7 +74,7 @@ endif
> +PLATFORM_CPPFLAGS += -pipe -fshort-wchar
>  LDFLAGS_FINAL += -Bstatic

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