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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 21:48:28 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <ibid.ag@...il.com>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Revisiting byte-based C locale

On Thu, Jun 04, 2015 at 09:39:11PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 04, 2015 at 11:00:10PM +0200, Christian Neukirchen wrote:
> > Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> writes:
> > 
> > > On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:22:03PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > >> Any new opinions on the topic? Or interest in re-emphasizing a
> > >> previously stated opinion? :)
> > >
> > > No new opinions on this? I've tentatively added drafting a new
> > > proposed byte-based C locale patch as a roadmap item for this release
> > > cycle, not necessarily to commit it, but as a way to re-evaluate
> > > whether it's still costly to implement.
> > 
> > Will it support regexec on 8-bit binary data?
> 
> Yes, as long as the program has done one of the following:
> 
> - Not called setlocale at all.
> - Called setlocale with an explicit "C" argument or in environment.
> - Called uselocale with a locale_t for "C".

I'd like to see it happen, and those conditions are reasonable.

Thanks,
Isaac Dunham

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