[webkit-dev] Heads up: ICU source compatibility breakage in 59.1 release

Myles C. Maxfield mmaxfield at apple.com
Tue May 2 10:40:59 PDT 2017

The fact that we use ICU is an implementation detail. It seems wrong to let this affect our public API.


> On May 2, 2017, at 10:31 AM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
> Hello,
> ICU 59.1 release came out recently, featuring major source compatibility break. Notably, they've changed type of UChar to be char16_t, which does not allow automatic type conversion from unsigned short in C++ code.
> Possible compilation fix is patch [1], however it changes definitions of JSChar and WKChar in public headers. Another problem is keeping compatibility with older ICU releases, that requires ICU version check in public headers.
> Any thoughts how should it be resolved?
> [1] https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/icu59.patch?h=packages/webkit2gtk
> -- 
> Regards,
> Konstantin
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