Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:14:08 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Locale bikeshed time On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 08:59:04PM +0200, u-igbb@...ey.se wrote: > On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 02:23:48PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > > > but using anything other than '.' as the decimal point is broken > > > > Agreed. BTW if you support arbitrary radix characters, you should not > > restrict it to ASCII; this then means the length in bytes of floating > > I think there is some international recommendations which actually > say "either '.' or ',' but not anything else". According to Stephane Chazelas on oss-security (http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/07/21/12), glibc allows '2' as the radix point... This is yet another reason for musl's locale system having an "only allow variations that are necessary" approach: it limits the impact of malicious locale files if a user can somehow trick a privileged process into using one. Rich
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