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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:00:31 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Locale bikeshed time

On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 09:51:20AM +0200, wrote:
> As an integrator I certainly appreciate if I can skip
> making zillions of legacy links.
> There is also a matter of spelling utf-8 Utf-8 UTF-8 utf8 UTF8 Utf8 utf_8
> (did I forget some? :) which different distros/users may choose differently.
> Debian Linux:
> $ locale -a
> C
> C.UTF-8         <=====
> en_US.utf8      <=====
> $
> Given that the library implies utf-8, please ignore .anything
> explicitly - this part of the name is meaningless for musl by design.
> A packager can not fully imitate such behaviour even with a lot of links.
> The rare cases when the user really means a different charset
> but gets utf-8 are better handled by the user if/when encountered.

OK. I actually expected you to prefer symlinks, but if you prefer musl
automatically ignoring everything after the dot, I'm quite happy with
that approach and I'll probably go with it. Thanks for the feedback!


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