Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:09:59 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Revisiting byte-based C locale On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 11:04:47PM -0500, Josiah Worcester wrote: > Given the POSIX rules on LC_CTYPE character classes effecting > [[:alpha:]], it seems to me now that the clear intent (if not > statement) is in fact for a byte-based C locale. Though maybe > unfortunate, it does seem like as though that is in fact the most > conformant way of doing it, and conforming looks to have little cost > now. Not necessarily. There's no rule against the existence of additional characters in the C locale -- in fact, the proposal to make the C locale "8-bit-clean" requires an additional 128 characters -- but the additional ones can't be in classes like alpha. Rich
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