[Haskell-cafe] FFI binding -- different behaviour under compilation and interpretation.

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Fri Nov 13 19:15:26 EST 2009

Am Samstag 14 November 2009 00:00:36 schrieb Jason Dusek:
>   I'm binding to `wcwidth` to determine the column widths of
>   various Unicode characters. I noticed a lot of -- in fact all
>   -- Chinese characters were being given widths of `-1` when of
>   course they should have width `2`. This only showed up when I
>   compiled my program though -- within GHCi, it never happened.

It seems that ghci calls setlocale(LC_ALL,"") or similar, while the compiled code doesn't.
I've no idea why that would be, but

dafis at linux-mkk1:~/Haskell/CafeTesting> cat locl.h
void sloc();
dafis at linux-mkk1:~/Haskell/CafeTesting> cat locl.c
#include <locale.h>
#include "locl.h"

void sloc(){

main                         =  do
  (sequence_ . fmap (UTF8.putStrLn . uncurry fmt)) widths

foreign import ccall unsafe "locl.h sloc" setloc :: IO ()

fixes it.

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