[CFT] BSDL iconv in base system

Jilles Tjoelker jilles at stack.nl
Wed Jun 16 20:09:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 10:04:16PM +0300, Jaakko Heinonen wrote:
> On 2010-06-15, Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
> > - The iconv.h header files is supposed to be compatible with the GNU 
> > version, i.e. sources should build with base iconv.h and GNU libiconv. 
> > I've just did a very quick test and it seems ports can safely link to 
> > GNU libiconv, there's no conflict.

> > The rather big patch (42,5M) is available here: 
> > http://www.kovesdan.org/patches/iconv_base_integrate.diff

> iconv(3) prototype doesn't conform to POSIX.1-2008. Is it a
> well-considered decision?

I think the difference from POSIX.1-2008 is pretty common and may
therefore cause less compilation problems. NetBSD's Citrus iconv and GNU
iconv have the extra 'const', and so does the default Solaris iconv
(Solaris has a separate iconv for standards-conforming applications with
the POSIX prototype.)

Jilles Tjoelker

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